Iola junior varsity defense stout in defeat

Iola High's JV football team battled to the bitter end, but could get no closer than 14-10 in a loss to Frontenac. The Mustang defense accounted for a safety and fumble recovery for a touchdown.


September 28, 2021 - 10:09 AM

Iola HIgh's Kyser Nemecek looks for space in a junior varsity game Monday against Frontenac. Blocking is Iola's Kyler Mittlemeier (15). Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

Iola High’s defense provided all of the team’s offense in a 14-10 loss to Frontenac in junior varsity action Monday.

The Mustangs trailed 8-0 at halftime before registering a safety after a cluster of players tackled a Raider who had recovered a bad snap in the end zone.

Pursuing Frontenac quarterback Kal Terlip (12) are Iola High defenders Danny Boeken (67) and Kolton Greathouse in a junior varsity game Monday.Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

Frontenac responded with another touchdown to make it 14-2.

Iola’s final score came on a fumble recovery for a touchdown by Brandon McKarnin.