Middle school football ends with split

Iola Middle's football teams ended its season with a split in Pioneer Bowl games



October 20, 2021 - 9:39 AM

Iola Middle School's Henry White, left, catches a touchdown pass in a game earlier this season. Register file photo

WELLSVILLE — Iola Middle’s seventh and eighth grade football teams were in Wellsville Monday to end its season in the Pioneer Bowl

The seventh-grade team lost 6-0, while the eighth-grade team won 30-6.

The only score in the seventh-grade game was in the third quarter, other than that, it was a defensive master class by both teams.

Kale Pratt led the Mustangs on offense with 68 yards rushing and had a good day on defense with seven tackles. Iola’s Austin Crooks led the defense with 11 tackles. Ruger Boren also recovered a fumble to go with his five tackles.

Iola Middle School defenders, from left, Kale Pratt, Austin Crooks, Keegan Hill and Beau Erickson converge on a. ball carrier earlier this season.Register file photo

The seventh-grade squad finished its season second in the Pioneer League.

Iola’s eighth-grade team raced out to a 24-6 lead after an 18-point second quarter to break a 6-6 tie. 

Running back Tre Wilson ran for 120 yards and two touchdowns in his final middle school game. Wilson also made 15 tackles. Iola’s Jakolby Hill had six tackles and the Mustangs’ only sack. The Mustang defense held Wellsville to one touchdown.

With the win, Iola’s eighth-grade team winds up third in the Pioneer League.

“It has been a good year for IMS football,” said Iola Middle head coach Scott Ellis. “Having two winning seasons for both grade levels is an accomplishment for the teams. We have an awesome group of boys that worked hard and I enjoyed coaching them. Special thanks to Coach (Chris) Weide, Coach (Anthony) Herrick, and Coach  (Lake) Johnson for coaching up these young men.”

October 8, 2021
October 1, 2021
September 24, 2021
September 21, 2021