Written by John Kuhens on August 19, 2016


Waco opened up the 2016 high school football season last night on the road at Victor-H-L-V and fell to the Warriors 28-13.  The Waco Warriors never had the lead in the game, HLV scored on their very first drive and were never headed after that.  After trailing 12-0 at halftime Waco came out in the 3rd quarter and mounted a 67 yard drive that ended with Jackson Roth throwing a 32 yard scoring pass to Colton Horak, the PAT was good and with the score 12-7 it was anybody’s game.  HLV kicked a field goal and added two more touchdowns to hold onto the lead.  Waco’s final score came when backup quarterback Wyatt Harbison threw a 30 yard touchdown strike to Colton Horak, Harbison was called into action after starting QB Jackson Roth was injured on a kickoff return play.  Waco will play at home next Friday night against Twin Cedars.

Waco showed well in the game stats last night.  They had 15 1st downs to HLV’s 11, had just 21 yards less in total offense, Waco had no fumbles but did have 2 interceptions, Waco had 50 yards in penalties while HLV had 100 yards.

There is more week zero action coming up tonight in the area when Lone Tree hosts Central City in 8 man football.


The Mt. Pleasant High School Meet the Players Night for fall sports will be held tonight.  The evening begins at 6:30 pm with a meal served by the Booster Club.  Then fall sports team participants and cheerleaders will be introduced, the football team will do some scrimmaging under the new lighting system that has been installed.  Fans may also purchase their Booster Club Memberships to help support athletes at all levels.

Here is the schedule for “Meet the Players Night”

6:30 P.M. – Mt. Pleasant Athletic Booster Club begins serving meals

7:15 P.M. – Introductions of Cheerleaders, Players, Managers, and Coaches Begins

7:30 P.M. –9th grade Offense & 10th Defense scrimmage

7:45 P.M. – 10th Grade Offense vs. 9th Grade Defense

8:00 P.M. – Varsity Kicking Game vs. Air

8:15 P.M. – Varsity Offense vs. Varsity & JV Defense


New London has their meet the players’ tonight at 6:30 p.m. on the football field.  There will be food and drink available to purchase.  Photos of the football players in grades 3 thru 12 will be taken, signup for 1st and 2nd grade flag football will be going on.  The silent auction of home football game parking spaces will be held and Tiger apparel will be available for ordering.

Today is the last day of the season for the Mount Pleasant Aquatic Center has. They will be open from 1-5pm this afternoon and then close for the year.  Due to the lifeguards heading back to college and getting busy with school activites they have to close today. They would like to thank everyone who supported the aquatic center this season!