SPORTS SEPTEMBER 19, 2015Written by John Kuhens on September 19, 2015
Chariton handed the Mt. Pleasant Panther varsity football team their 4th straight loss as the Chargers chalked up their 4th straight win. As usual M.P. got on the scoreboard 1st on a 12 play 56 yard drive that ran 5:30 off the 1st quarter clock, Pat Canby got into the end zone on a 1 yard run and Korte Maddy added the PAT. Then Chariton locked the door for the rest of the game and tacked up 3 scores of their own. An 18 yard touchdown pass to T.T. Hockenson just before halftime. Dillon Sanders ran 10 yards in the 3rd quarter to pay dirt or we should say pay-mud as the field was soggy from heavy rains. Then Hockenson did his thing again on a 78 yard pass play to put the game away at the 4 minute mark of the 4th quarter. Mt. Pleasant next week stays home to play Davenport Assumption who beat Keokuk Friday night 41-0.
The freshman game was stopped early in the 1st quarter because of lightning and will be finished as part of a double header Monday night when Chariton comes to town to play JV football. % p.m. is the start time of the twin bill.
OTHER AREA SCORES: WMU improves to 4-0 with a 44-0 win over Danville, Waco beat Van Buren 36-8, Pekin outscored New London 48-6, Davenport at Burlington PP till noon Saturday, Indianola edged Ottumwa 21-13, Central Lee 38 Mediapolis 20, Mid Prairie 27 West Burlington-Notre Dame 0, Melcher Dallas 32 Harmony 28.
Iowa Wesleyan off to an 0-2 start to the season gets to play at home for the 1st time today when they host Greenville at 1 p.m. on Evans Field. This is another conference game for the Tigers who lost last week at Westminister, while Greenville was upset at home by Robert Morris the team Wesleyan plays next Saturday for homecoming. KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com will broadcast Tiger football at 1 p.m. Also KILJ-FM will bring you the Pitt at Iowa football game at 5 p.m. and KILJ-AM 1130 will carry the Iowa State hosting Toledo game at 5 p.m.
OTHER SATURDAY SPORTS: MPHS volleyball at Ottumwa Tournament. IWU volleyball at Spalding University.