— Radio Iowa High School Football Poll
1. WDM Valley (3-0) LW #1 @ #8 Waukee
2. Bettendorf (3-0) LW #2 @ #3 Cedar Falls
3. Cedar Falls (3-0) LW #3 vs #2 Bettendorf
4. Dowling Catholic (2-1) LW #4 vs #5 Centennial
5. Ankeny Centennial (3-0) LW #7 @ #4 Dowling
6. Iowa City West (2-1), LW #9 @ Dubuque Senior
7. Johnston (2-1) LW #5 @ Muscatine
8. Waukee (2-1) LW #10 vs #1 Valley
9. Cedar Rapids Prairie (2-1) LW #6 @ C.R. Kennedy
10.Indianola LW (X) @ DSM Lincoln
1. Lewis Central (3-0) LW #1 @ C.B. Jefferson
2. Cedar Rapids Xavier (3-0) LW #2 @ #8 West Delaware
3. Pella (3-0) LW #4 vs Carlisle
4. Solon (3-0) LW #5 @Davenport Assumption (Thur)
5. Sioux City Heelan (3-0) LW #6 @ Sioux City West
6. North Scott (2-1) LW #7 vs #7 Western Dubuque
7. Western Dubuque (3-0) LW #8 @ #6 North Scott
8. West Delaware (2-1) LW #3 vs #2 Xavier
9. Waverly-Shell Rock (3-0) LW #9 vs New Hampton
10.Sergeant Bluff-Luton (2-1) LW #10 vs 2A #1 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
1. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (3-0) LW #1 @ 3A #10 Sergeant Bluff-Luton
2. PCM (Monroe) (3-0) LW #3 @ 1A #6 Pella Christian
3. Spirit Lake (3-0) LW #4 vs Sioux Center
4. Benton (3-0) LW #5 @ 1A #5 Wilton
5. Waukon (2-1) LW #6 @ 1A #9 Cascade
6. Union (LaPorte City) (2-1) LW #2 @ 1A #3 Dike-New Hartford
7. Clear Lake (2-1) LW #7 @ Mason City
8. Greene County (3-0) LW #8 @ Gilbert
9. Algona (3-0) LW (X) vs Webster City
10.West Marshall (2-1) LW #10 vs Aplington-Parkersburg
1. Van Meter (3-0) LW #2 vs Woodward-Granger
2. West Branch (3-0) LW #3 vs Tipton
3. Dike-New Hartford (3-0) LW #4 vs 2A #6 Union
4. South Central Calhoun (3-0) LW #5 vs Southeast Valley
5. Wilton (3-0) LW #6 vs 2A #4 Benton
6. Pella Christian (2-1) LW #8 vs 2A #2 PCM
7. Iowa City Regina (1-2) LW #1 @ Williamsburg
8. West Lyon (2-1) LW #7 @ MOC-Floyd Valley
9. Cascade (2-1) LW #9 vs 2A #6 Waukon
10.North Linn (3-0) LW #10 @ Edgewood-Colesburg
1. Hudson (3-0) LW #1 @ #6 North Tama
2. Algona Garrigan (3-0) LW #2 vs St. Edmond
3. AHTSW (Avoca) (3-0) LW #9 @ Martensdale-St. Marys
4. West Hancock (2-1) LW #6 @ Forest City
5. St. Ansgar (2-1), LW #10 @ Postville
6. North Tama (3-0) LW (X) vs #1 Hudson
7. IKM-Manning (2-1) LW #3 @ East Sac County
8. Pekin (2-1) LW #5 vs Davis County
9. Highland (Riverside) (3-0) LW (X) @ Lisbon
10.Council Bluffs St. Albert (1-2) LW #4 @ Underwood
1. Don Bosco (3-0) LW #1 vs Janesville
2. Newell-Fonda (3-0) LW #2 vs Kingsley-Pierson
3. Turkey Valley (3-0) LW #4 vs Springville
4. Iowa Valley (4-0) LW #5 vs Winfield-Mt. Union
5. New London (3-0) LW #6 @ Lone Tree
6. Exira-EHK (3-0) LW #7 vs #9 Glidden-Ralston
7. Midland (Wyoming) (3-1) LW #3 @ Easton Valley
8. AR-WE-VA (3-0) LW #8 @ Harris-Lake Park
9. Glidden-Ralston (3-0) LW (X) @ #6 Exira-EHK
10.S.E. Warren (4-0) LW (X) @ Seymour
AMES —- Iowa State coach Matt Campbell says the Cyclones dodged a bullet and quarterback Kyle Kempt may play in Saturday’s game against fifth ranked Oklahoma. Kempt came out of Saturday’s game at Iowa in the third quarter with a knee injury.
Zeb Nolan played the fourth quarter against Iowa and will get the start against the Sooners is Kempt is not ready.
Campbell says a decision on Kempt’s status will be made later in the week.
Kickoff at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday is scheduled for 11 o’clock
IOWA CITY, Iowa – – University of Iowa sophomore defensive end A.J. Epenesa has been named Big Ten Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week following Iowa’s 13-3 win over Iowa State on Saturday. The announcement was made Monday by the Big Ten office. Epenesa was also named the league’s defensive Player of the Week by College Sports Madness.
The honor marks the first week Epenesa has been recognized by the Big Ten. The native of Glen Carbon, Illinois (Edwardsville HS), recorded a career-best two sacks against Iowa State, causing a fourth quarter fumble that was recovered by teammate Chauncey Golston. Epenesa had five tackles in the game, and added a pass break-up.
In two games, Epenesa (6-foot-5, 277-pounds) has nine tackles, including three sacks, and two forced fumbles. The Hawkeye defense is allowing just 5.0 points per game and 199.5 yards total offense. Iowa held Iowa State to 19 net rushing yards on 25 attempts.
Epenesa is the first Hawkeye to earn the Big Ten’s weekly honor this season. Former running back Akrum Wadley was recognized following Iowa’s final game of the 2017 season.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — For Dalvin Cook and the Minnesota Vikings, the final stage in the comeback is complete. Eleven months after reconstructive surgery on his left knee, Cook finished the ever-important experience of a game that counts without any setbacks. In case there were any questions about whether the Vikings would ease him back in, Cook was on the field for 80 percent of the snaps in the season opener. He had 16 carries for 40 yards and caught six passes for 55 yards in the 24-16 victory over the 49ers.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gary Sanchez had three hits including a mammoth home run, J.A. Happ tossed six shutout innings and the New York Yankees continued their mastery of the Minnesota Twins with a 7-2 win. The Yankees increased their lead over idle Oakland to three games for the first AL wild-card spot. New York has beaten Minnesota nine straight times, including last year’s wild card game. The Yankees are 20-4 in the teams’ last 24 meetings. Happ allowed six hits and struck out three.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed free agent forward Luol Deng, the latest former Chicago Bulls player to reunite with head coach Tom Thibodeau. Deng’s one-year deal is for $2.4 million. He will join former Bulls teammates Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson and Derrick Rose in Minnesota. They all played for Thibodeau with Chicago, too. Deng debuted with the Bulls as a 19-year-old in 2004, when the native of South Sudan was the seventh overall pick in the draft out of Duke.
MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s golf team shot a fall season low 359 and placed third at the NIACC Invitational Monday at the Mason City Country Club.
Iowa Lakes won the invitational with a 336 and DMACC was second with a 344.
NIACC was led by sophomore Sydney Fullerton with a career-best 85. Fullerton’s previous career best was a 89 on the first day of the 2018 NJCAA Region XI tournament last spring.
Also for the Lady Trojans, Jordyn Barragy shot a 90, Morgan Luecht shot a 91 and Ashley Alert shot a 93.
NIACC opened its fall season last week with a 386 at the Southwestern War at the Moor tournament at the Crestmoor Golf Club.
MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s golf team fired a 305 and placed fourth at the NIACC Fall Invitational on Monday at the Mason City Country Club.
NIACC’s previous best score this fall was a 324 at the Carl Sandburg Classic in Galesburg, Ill. on Aug. 30.
On Monday, DMACC won the invitational with a 281 and Southwestern was second with a 288.
NIACC was led by freshman Jackson Hamlin with a 73.
Also for the Trojans, Ben Boerjan and Zach Martin both shot 76s, Austin Eckenrod shot an 80 and Matt Heinemann shot a 81.