Key district showdowns ahead for area football teams

Iola, Humboldt, Yates Center and Southern Coffey County all had successful weeks in district play Friday. The tension gets even tighter this week as the teams vie for higher positioning for the postseason.

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October 7, 2021 - 9:58 AM

Iola High's Brett Willis (88) attempts to elude the tackle of Anderson County's Dallas Kueser (19) Friday. Also in on the play are Iola's Drayden Reiter (44) and AJ Schaffer (11) and John Wright (21) of Anderson County. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

With two teams on the road, and four hosting games last weekend, there was lots of action for high school football fans across the Allen County area, with local teams going 4-2 in Friday night action.

Iola flexes muscles in 34-7 win over Anderson County

David Daugharthy’s Mustangs are 2-3 and 1-0 in the Pioneer League after a big home win over Anderson County. While the Mustangs have only allowed 122 points in five games, they are only scoring 20 per game. They will have to tune that up this week as Iola has a big home game against a team that has allowed fewer than 100 points all season.

Prairie View comes into Iola sitting at 4-1 and undefeated in district play. 

Humboldt rolls over West Franklin 50-7

The Cubs move to 4-1 after a 50-7 thrashing of West Franklin. Running back Trey Sommer accounted for 174 total yards and a 9.4 yards per rush average as Humboldt stayed undefeated on the road at 3-0. Over five games, Humboldt has still yet to allow 100 points on the season and is scoring 32.8 points per game.

Next for the Cubs is a home date against 1-3 Jayhawk-Linn who is allowing an average of 42 points per game. Will the Cubs get their first home win of the season?

Southern Coffey County 52-44 win over Chetopa

The Titans picked up their first win of the season defeating Chetopa at home this past weekend and had their best offensive output of the season after being shut out twice previously. Southern Coffey brought their team’s defensive points per game down to 55 points allowed per game, down from 58.6 coming into the game.

From here the 1-3 Titans will travel to Altoona-Midway. Altoona-Midway comes into the game 0-5 and 0-2 in the Three Rivers district. 

Yates Center High’s Carter Burton hauls in an interception from a game earlier this season.Photo by Kathe Hamman

Yates Center blanks Cedar Vale-Dexter 62-0

A dominant performance for Yates Center got them to 5-0 on the season and 4-0 in the Three Rivers League. Linebacker Shane Weber had five tackles for loss in the game and two turnovers to lead the Wildcats. Ryan Panko’s team is allowing a staggeringly low 6.8 points per game and has only allowed a total of 34 points against their defense this season while scoring an average of 56 points per game.

Next for the Cats is a colossal road matchup with undefeated Sedan, with both teams in the top-twenty in their class according to MaxPreps.

Crest falls to Waverly 50-14

Crest sits at 2-3 after a loss to Waverly. The Lancers are on a two-game skid in which they’ve allowed 47 points per game. On the season, Crest is scoring 44.4 but the defense is giving up 46.8 per game. If the defense can lock down a little, the Lancers can still end their season on the right note.

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