Iola shines early, late in win over Girard

The Mustangs withstood a furious second-half rally, and clinched their first win over Girard on the gridiron since 2005 with a 29-15 victory Friday.



October 7, 2023 - 12:16 AM

Iola High's Ben Kerr runs in an 8-yard touchdown in the Mustangs' 29-15 win over Girard Friday. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

GIRARD — Iola High was staring down the barrel of its second-straight heartbreaking defeat Friday. 

The Mustangs had seen a 21-0 lead mostly dissipate.

Girard had closed the gap to 21-15 on back-to-back drives, and a Mustang turnover gave the Trojans possession once again with less than 4 minutes left.