Iola Middle School splits with Prairie View on gridiron

Iola Middle School's seventh-grade Mustang football team defeated Prairie View, 26-16. The Buffalos held the upper hand in the eighth-grade contest, 34-6.

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October 1, 2021 - 2:42 PM

Iola Middle School's Landon Shelton, left, pursues Prairie View quarterback Damyes Kasper Thursday. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

Iola Middle School’s seventh-graders, even down a couple of players, showed plenty of grit Thursday in a 26-16 win over Prairie View.

“We played hard,” head coach Scott Ellis said. “Prairie View gave us a good game. We see some things we need to work on, but we’re excited to get the win.”

Iola was down two players, but Ellis credited reserves Beau Erickson and Ean DaLaTorre for their work.

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