- By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
The younger brother of slain Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts decided to play in his high school football team’s season opener Friday, throwing for two touchdowns and running for a third in an emotional victory, The Des Moines Register reported.
Scott Tibbetts, a senior at Brooklyn-Guernsey-Malcom High School, started at quarterback against Lisbon, three days after his sister’s body was found in a rural cornfield. He led the Bears to a 35-24 victory and sealed the win by recovering a late onside kick, the Register reported.
Players on the Brooklyn-Guernsey-Malcom squad wore “MT” patches on their uniforms and decals on their helmets, KCRG reported. Scott Tibbetts pointed skyward after throwing his first touchdown pass, which gave the Bears a 14-6 lead.
Mollie Tibbetts, 20, a student at the University of Iowa, disappeared July 18 while jogging in Brooklyn, Iowa. The suspect in her murder, Cristhain Rivera, a 24-year-old Mexico native, led police to Tibbetts’ body Tuesday, according to an arrest affidavit. Rivera has been charged with first-degree murder.
Funeral services for Mollie Tibbetts will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the high school gymnasium, according to her obituary listing provided on the Smith Funeral Home & Cremation Service website.