Missed chances cost Mustangs

Myriad mistakes, from fumbles, penalties and missed tackles led to a 25-20 heart-breaking loss to Parsons Friday. The defeat drops Iola to 1-1.



September 12, 2020 - 12:07 AM

Iola High's Brett Willis (88) eludes a pack of pursuing Parsons defenders during a kickoff return for a touchdown Friday. The Vikings prevailed, 25-20, over Iola, however. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

A week ago, Iola High was able to cut down on costly mistakes after halftime, and coasted to an easy victory to start the 2020 season.

There was no such reprieve on Friday.

In an exasperating night that saw both teams miss out on multiple scoring opportunities, visiting Parsons High was able to right its ship just enough down the stretch for a back-breaking 96-yard touchdown drive.

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