It’s do or go home time

Sports

October 22, 2010 - 12:00 AM

Tonight and next Thursday are all area football teams have left in the 2010 regular season. Humboldt High’s Cubs have tonight and next Friday night in Class 2-1A district play.
There are outside chances for several of the area teams but they must win both games to move on into the playoffs the first week of November.
Iola High’s Mustangs travel to Garnett tonight. In Class 4A, District 6 play there’s no margin for error as the Mustangs have to knock off the Bulldogs (5-2).
 To do that they must contain the strength of the Bulldogs — their running game. Mustang head coach Rick Horton and his staff changed from a 3-4 defense to a 4-man front trying to get more “beef” up front to stop the Bulldogs from running the ball effectively.
Iola in turn must have a good start to the game offensively. The Mustangs have had to play from behind all season. They’ve been scoring points only after the game is out of reach.
It’s time for them to make a statement.
Crest High’s Lancers control their own destiny in Kansas Eight-Man I, District 2 play. The Lancers (6-1) are 3-0 in district play, taking on Yates Center (1-6, 0-3) before clashing with Pleasanton next Thursday. 
Marmaton Valley, also in District 2, is 1-2 in district play and has to go to St. Paul (2-1) tonight. The Wildcats have to pull off a big road win to stay in the hunt for one of the two district spots for the playoffs.
Southern Coffey County is in Eight-Man I, District 3 and is 0-3. They have district-leading Madison (7-0) coming in to Le Roy tonight.
Uniontown hosts West Franklin (Pomona) tonight in Class 3A, District 4 play. Both teams are 0-1 in district play.
Humboldt High’s Cubs are in the toughest Class 2-1A district in the state. They are at Olpe tonight and the Eagles are 7-0 and right behind top-ranked Pittsburg-Colgan (8-0) which beat Lyndon 52-6 Thursday night.
That’s it in a nutshell.
Also Saturday, it is win or pack things up for next year for area volleyball teams and cross country teams. The volleyball squads are in substate action while the cross country runners are at regionals.

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