SPORTS OCTOBER 15, 2016Written by John Kuhens on October 15, 2016
FROM THE IRIS BOWLING CENTER AND SPLITZ LOUNGE SPORTS DESK.
Fairfield came from behind to defeat the Mt. Pleasant Panthers in varsity football Friday night 35-28. M.P. trailed at halftime 21-14, but came out in the 3rd quarter and put up 2 touchdowns to take a 28-21 lead into the final stanza. Fairfield scored with 5:49 to go in the game and missed the PAT and trailed by a point. Mt. Pleasant was unable to run out the clock and was unable to stop Fairfield on their final drive, Cam Baumann hit Hunter Hoskins with a 12 yard touchdown pass with :30 left in the game, added the 2 point conversion and won 35-28. Mt. Pleasant is 3-5 overall and 2-4 going into the final game of the year at Keokuk against the Chiefs who beat Ft. Madison 55-12 Friday night.
Scoring Panther touchdowns were: Pat Canby 2 yard run and 77 yard pass play, Jordon Magnani caught scoring passes of 4 and 27 yards.
Mt. Pleasant won the freshman game against Fairfield 21-20, after trailing 14-0 at halftime they roared back to score 3 touchdowns with Logan Bass, Zach Venghaus and Brody Bender.
AREA FOOTBALL SCORES:
Oskaloosa 28, Washington 27
Solon 42, West Burlington 0
Mediapolis 34, Camanche 8
Mid-Prairie, Wellman 49, Anamosa 7
Central Lee, Donnellson 38, Centerville 28
Highland, Riverside 28, Louisa-Muscatine 0
Regina, Iowa City 42, Columbus Community, Columbus Junction 7
Sigourney-Keota 40, Wapello 12
Wilton 54, Van Buren Community 0
Lynnville-Sully 17, Danville 0 (Forfeit)
Montezuma 47, Cardinal, Eldon 8
North Mahaska, New Sharon 3, Winfield-Mt. Union 0
Pekin 23, New London 14
Easton Valley 98, WACO, Wayland 38
Iowa Valley, Marengo 62, Lone Tree 38
Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 43, Ottumwa 0
Prairie, Cedar Rapids 42, Burlington 7
The Iowa Wesleyan football team will be back in action today. They will travel to Eureka College for a 1 pm kickoff. Wesleyan Tigers are now 1-5 overall and 1-4 in UMAC play. It’s homecoming for Eureka College, a football team that still has its sights on an Upper Midwest Athletic Conference championship.
A stout defense and a hard-charging ground game have spearheaded the Red Devils to a 5-1 overall start and a 4-1 mark for a second-place showing in the league with four games to play. The Red Devil defense is tops in the conference in rushing yards allowed per game (93.7) and has allowed just five ground
touchdowns in six games. It is also the top overall defense in the conference, allowing 311.7 total yards per game.
Iowa Wesleyan was swept 3-0 in Friday night volleyball action by Greenville. They lost by scores of 25-11, 25-12, and 25-20 to fall to Greenville for the second time this season.