Bringing the heat

Iola High School students have formed barbecue competition teams. They join a growing list of schools in Kansas and Missouri participating in the National High School BBQ Association.

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February 21, 2024 - 3:11 PM

Iola High School BBQ team members from left, Ben Heimen, Mahala Burris, Nevaeh Hummingbird, Sarah Ross, Ethan Sutterby, Franklin Kerr, Alston Nelson, and Joseph Holding met after school Thursday to practice grilling pork chops. IHS teams will compete in the state championship in Wichita on March 23. Photo by Sarah Haney

With football season behind us, a new outdoor “sport” is taking Kansas by storm — barbecue. 

Having recently joined the Kansas High School BBQ Association (KHSBBQA), Iola High School will have multiple teams competing this year. Iola’s teams will join a growing list of schools in Kansas and Missouri that are participating in the National High School BBQ Association (NHSBBQA).

Doug Kerr, IHS special education teacher, is coach of the barbecue team. 

Trying to gauge student interest, Kerr said a survey of IHS students showed an overwhelming positive response.

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