— High school tournament volleyball resumed last night with regional semifinals in Classes 1A and 2A, with regional finals taking place tonight in Classes 3A, 4A and 5A:
=== Class 1A Region 6 semifinals last night
#9 St. Ansgar 3-2 Tripoli (27-25, 25-21, 24-26, 12-25, 15-10)
#6 Janesville 3-0 Starmont (25-9, 25-13, 25-18)
– Regional final Wednesday at Charles City
=== Class 2A Region 5 semifinals last night
Aplington-Parkersburg 3-2 Central Springs (24-26, 25-22, 21-25, 25-20, 15-11)
South Hardin 3-0 North Union (25-11, 25-13, 25-12)
=== Class 3A Region 1 regional championship tonight
Forest City (27-5) at #3 Western Christian of Hull (28-13)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kirk Cousins connected with rookie Jordan Addison for two first-half touchdowns, Camryn Bynum intercepted San Francisco’s Brock Purdy twice in the fourth quarter, and the Minnesota Vikings beat the 49ers 22-17. Christian McCaffrey scored twice for the 49ers. They lost their second straight game for the first time in a 34-game stretch and fell to 5-2. The Vikings improved to 3-4. Cousins went 35 of 45 for 378 yards. Addison had seven receptions for 123 yards.
The Iowa State alum Purdy was 21-30 passing for 272 yards and one touchdown. San Francisco tight end and Iowa alum George Kittle had five receptions for 78 yards, while fellow Hawkeye T. J. Hockenson had 11 receptions for the Vikings for 86 yards.
DES MOINES — The final Radio Iowa sports broadcasters high school football polls for Classes 3A, 4A and 5A were released on Monday ahead of the first round of the playoffs in those classes:
= Class 3A (Final)
1. Creston (9-0), LW #1 vs Harlan
2. Solon (8-1), LW #2 vs Fort Madison
3. Mount Vernon (8-1), LW #3 vs Independence
4. Williamsburg (8-1), LW #4 vs Humboldt
5. Sioux Center (8-1), LW #5 vs Algona
6. Clear Lake (8-1), LW #6 vs #7 Heelan
7. Sioux City Heelan (8-1), LW #7 @ #6 Clear Lake
8. Webster City (7-2), LW #8 vs #10 Nevada
9. Davenport Assumption (7-2), LW #9 @ West Delaware
10.Nevada (7-2), LW #10 @ #8 Webster City
= Class 4A (Final)
1. Western Dubuque (8-1), LW #1 vs Newton
2. Cedar Rapids Xavier (7-2), LW #2 vs #9 Indianola
3. Lewis Central (7-2), LW #3 vs LeMars
4. North Scott (7-2), LW #4 vs Decorah
5. North Polk (7-2), LW #5 vs Ballard
6. Glenwood (7-2), LW #7 vs Norwalk
7. Pella (6-3), LW #8 @ #8 Bondurant-Farrar
8. Bondurant-Farrar (7-2), LW #10 vs #7 Pella
9. Indianola (6-3), LW (X) @ #2 Xavier
10.ADM (Adel) (6-3) @ Denison-Schleswig
= Class 5A (Final)
1. Southeast Polk (9-0), LW #1 vs Linn-Mar
2. West Des Moines Dowling (8-1), LW #2 vs Sioux City East
3. Pleasant Valley (8-1), LW #3 vs WDM Valley
4. Waukee Northwest (7-2), LW #4 vs #10 Centennial
5. Waukee (7-2), LW #6 vs Cedar Rapids Prairie
6. Cedar Falls (6-3), LW #7 vs #7 Kennedy
7. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (6-3). LW #8 @ #6 Cedar Falls
8. Ankeny (6-3), LW #9 vs Johnston
9. Iowa City High (6-3), LW #10 @ Bettendorf
10.Ankeny Centennial (5-4), LW (X) @ #4 Waukee Northwest
CEDAR FALLS — After rolling to a win over North Dakota, the UNI Panthers get ready to visit Illinois State. The Panthers are 3-1 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference after rolling to a 27-0 win over then 11th-ranked North Dakota.
Illinois State is 2-2 in the Valley and has won the last two in the series.
Farley says the Redbirds are consistently strong.
Farley says Illinois State is always tough on defense.
The forecast calls for Saturday’s game to be played in rain and Farley says the Panthers will make use of their new outdoor practice facility.
Northern Iowa right tackle and Clear Lake native Jared Penning was named on Monday as the Missouri Valley Football Conference’s Offensive Lineman of the Week. The first weekly conference honor of his career, Penning played a critical role in UNI’s offensive success both on the ground and through the air in helping the Panthers secure the program’s first-ever shutout of a top-10 FCS opponent.
DES MOINES — Drake basketball Coach Darian DeVries has led the Bulldogs to five straight 20-win seasons and expectations are high for this season. Reigning Missouri Valley player of the year Tucker DeVries is one of two starters returning from last season’s NCAA Tournament team and the Bulldogs are the preseason favorite in the Valley race.
Ten newcomers are on the roster, including five transfers.
DeVries feels this Drake team will have more depth.
The Bulldogs host Truman State, a team coached by Mason City native Jeff Horner, in an exhibition on November 2nd.