Iola 7th- and 8th-grade football win league titles



October 15, 2018 - 10:07 AM

Eighth-graders raise their helmets in triumph after they defeated Wellsville on Thursday, completing a 14-0 record over their two years in middle school. Front, from left, Justin McCullough, Jarrett Herrmann, Holden Barker, Travis Wanker, Cody Wille, Jack White, Brandon McKarnin and Brock Sander. Back, from left, Joseph Karr, Malachi Trester, Jake Skahan, Kyler Mittelmeier, Gage Scheibmeir, Carter Hutton, Wyatt Westervelt, Drake Mathew, Preston Hurst and Ethan Collins. Photos courtesy of Scott Ellis.

WELLSVILLE — It was cause for celebration Thursday evening in Wellsville as the seventh and eighth-grade Pony football teams celebrated the clinching of a Pioneer League championship.

The eighth-graders wrapped up an undefeated 7-0 season with a 28-14 win over the Eagles while the seventh-grade finished 6-1 after a close 14-8 win.

The win also wrapped up an undefeated middle school campaign for the Iola eighth-graders following a perfect 2017 season.

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