Helpers needed as Iola moves home opener to Humboldt

A damaged football field has forced Iola to move its home-opener to Humboldt, where the Mustangs will take on Osawatomie. At the same time, Humboldt must find a new opponent for its home game Friday.



September 1, 2021 - 10:21 AM

Jana Taylor is looking for a few good helpers.

Taylor, administrative secretary at Iola High School, is helping coordinate efforts to relocate the IHS Mustang season-opening football game to Humboldt Thursday evening.

Iola will take on Osawatomie at the Humboldt Sports Complex at 7:15 p.m. Thursday because of damage to the football field at Riverside Park.

Taylor is recruiting volunteers to help place banners, set up a tunnel for players to enter the field and prepare the concession stand.

“There’s plenty of work to be done,” Taylor said.

Those wishing to help should arrive at the sports complex at about 6 p.m., Taylor said.

Kickoff is being pushed back to 7:15 to allow Humboldt High’s players plenty of time to clear the field for their regular practice.