Written by John Kuhens on October 24, 2015

They did it!!!!  The Mt. Pleasant High School varsity football team won the 9th game of their season and avoided going winless in 2015, 14-13 was the final score at Ft. Madison.  The game was not decided until 1 minute was left to play, that’s when Ft. Madison decided to go for two points and the win after they scored their last touchdown.  Pat Canby forced Kameron Cooper out of bounds on his sweep around right end trying to get the two point conversion.  M.P. recovered the ensuing onside kick and took a knee to run out the clock.  Scoring for the Panthers was Jack Davis on a 24 yard TD pass and D’Shundric foster catching a 4 yard toss from Joe Hess.  Korte Maddy added the 2 PAT’s with the last one being the margin of victory.  Mt. Pleasant ends the year 1-8, and one step above Ft. Madison in the Class 3A District 5 standings.  The four top team go ontot he playoffs that open up Wednesday:  Davenport Assumptions hosts Dubuque Wahlert, Washington hosts Solon, Clear Creek-Amana goes to Maquoketa and Fairfield goes to #1 ranked Pella.

The Panther freshman ended the season with a win, they beat the Bloodhounds 27-8.  Rhett Zeglen caught a TD pass from Zach Beason, Avonte Henly ran for 285 yards and 2 scores, James DeMeyer returned an interception for a score.  David Blancas kicked 3 PAT’s.  Leading the defense:  James DeMeyer, Jacob Wallace, Chase Lamm and Zach Beason.

OTHER AREA SCORES:  Cedar Rapids Washington 48 Burlington 0, Keokuk 47 Davis Copunty 0, Clear Creek-Amana 41 Fairfield 14, Central Lee 51 Highland 8, West Burlington-Notre Dame 20 L&M 7, Mid Prairie 20 Mediapolis 7, Wapello 28 Bellevue 12, Columbus Community 68 Eddyville-Blakesburg 22, Van Buren 36 Cardinal 0, Danville 47 Waco 14, Lone Tree 28 New London 8, WMU 16 Pekin 12, Twin Cedars 70 Harmony 0.


In men’s collegiate soccer Friday, Finlandia  3  Iowa Wesleyan  0


The winless Iowa Wesleyan College Tigers travel to Jacksonville, Illinois today for a conference game against MacMurray College.

Iowa has a bye week.

Iowa State plays at Baylor today and KILJ-AM 1130 will carry the action beginning at 9 a.m.


Kansas City Royals won the ALCS at home Friday night with a 4-3 win over Toronto, the game had a 45 minute rain delay.  The New York Mets will travel to K.C. to play in the opening game of the series Tuesday night at 7 p.m.2



Upon recommendation from the IGHSAU Softball Advisory Committee and approval by the IGHSAU Board of Directors, 2016 regional final softball games in all classes (1A – 5A) will be played on the home field of the highest seeded team remaining of the two regional final teams.  In order to secure the privilege to host, sites must have adequate lighting, and meet certain other minimum facility requirements.  The Committee and Directors believe this is positive step that will increase excitement and attendance at these state qualifying games.