Sports, Tuesday, September 7th

Prep Football: Panthers Fall, Winfield, WACO Roll, Other Prep Finals 

Washington 22, Mount Pleasant 0 

Ethan Patterson had three total touchdowns as the Washington Demons defeated Mount Pleasant last Friday 22-0.

Patterson, who did not start the game, threw for touchdown passes of 15 and 18 yards — both to Jacob Miller.

The final score, Patterson’s third, came from eight yards out on a run to seal the final.

The Panthers managed to rally late but facing 2nd-and-goal from the six, Panther quarterback Carson Coleman was intercepted.

Mount Pleasant, now 0-2, will be back at home next week against Keokuk.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m., pregame coverage will begin at 7:00 p.m. on FM-105.5.

Winfield-Mount Union 66, Iowa Valley 42

It was a happy homecoming in Winfield, as the Wolves rolled to a 66-42 win over Iowa Valley last Friday.

Sophomore phenom Cam Buffington finished with eight total touchdowns — four on the ground, four through the air — bringing his total to 18 through two games.

Buffington completed 10-of-15 passes for 267 yards and rushed for an additional 164 on 21 totes to lead the way.

Caleb Giese hauled in six catches for 185 yards, as well, as the Wolves improved to 2-0.

They’ll get a showdown matchup with New London next Friday, with kick set for 7:00 p.m.

No. 10 WACO 41, HLV 13 

N0. 10 WACO scored early and often as the Warriors steamrolled to yet another easy victory, taking down H-L-V 41-13 last Friday.

The win kept the Warriors unbeaten at 3-0.

Simeon Reichenbach led the way with 17 carries for 75 yards and two scores.

They’ll rest up before taking on English Valleys back at home this week.

H-L-V dropped to 1-2.

Other area finals from last Friday:

  • Burlington 41, Keokuk 14
  • Mediapolis 35, Tipton 0
  • Highland 48, Columbus 20
  • Davis County 29, Van Buren County 8
  • Cardinal 66, Central Lee 7
  • Pekin 30, Alburnett 9
  • Fort Madison 23, West Burlington Notre Dame 0

College Football: Wesleyan Beaten in Home Opener:

Missouri Baptist scored 21 unanswered points in the second half as the Spartans pulled away for a 31-7 win over Iowa Wesleyan on Saturday in Mount Pleasant. The Tigers played close for one half, trailing just 10-7 at recess, before turnovers doomed Wesleyan.

Freshman quarterback Gavin Esquivel completed 22-of-43 passes for the Tigers for 210 yards and a touchdown, but was picked twice.

His favorite target was Jaden Harris, who hauled in seven catches for 132 yards.

Braedin Ross had the lone touchdown for the Tigers.

Now 0-2, Wesleyan will try to right the ship this weekend when they take on Quincy University on the road.

Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m.

Other college football finals:

American Rivers

  • Central 46, St. Olaf 27
  • Dubuque 30, Marietta 25
  • St. Norbert 21, Loras 14
  • Coe 38, Cornell 7
  • Mary-Hardin-Baylor 84, Simpson 6
  • Gustavus Aldophus 80, Buena Vista 58
  • Wartburg 44, Monmouth 3
  • UW-Eau Claire 45, Luther 14


  • Grandview 41, No. 17 Benedictine 20

Girls’ Cross Country: Panthers Finish 5th at Pella Invite:

The Mount Pleasant girls’ cross country team finished 5th overall out of 18 teams at last Saturday’s Pella Invite.

Abby Blint was the Panthers’ top finisher, taking 5th place overall. She ran 20:45.

Freshman Alexis Wagner went 22:06 good for 16th in her debut, while Belle Meador finished third on the team with a time of 23:16.

Mount Pleasant will be back in action on Thursday at Fairfield, for their first taste of conference action.

Boys Cross Country: Mount Pleasant 6th at Pella in Large School Division:

Mitch Anderson’s Mount Pleasant boys’ cross country team finished 6th in the large school division at the Pella Invite Saturday — their first meet of the 2021 season.

Ben Carthey was Mount Pleasant’s top finisher with a time of 19:05.8 while Nate McWilliams went 19:09.5.

Gabe Feldman finished 29th.

North Polk was the winner of the event, they were led by their junior and meet medalist Zach Sporaa, who ran 16:33.5.