Mustangs withstand Bulldog challenge

Iola's Mustangs kicked off the season with a 46-44 nail-biter over Anderson County Friday. While the Mustangs made a few too many mistakes for head coach Luke Bycroft's liking, the team's energy and effort left him more than happy with the result.

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December 4, 2020 - 11:35 PM

Iola High's Sam Fager (10) and Nathan Look (12) scramble for a loose ball with Anderson County's Dallas Keuser (22) Friday. The Mustangs emerged with a 46-44 victory. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

Luke Bycroft entered a subdued Iola High Mustang locker room Friday.

Even though Iola had gutted out a 46-44 win over a taller, more physical bunch from Anderson County, the Mustang players knew they hadn’t played well, Bycroft noted.

“I asked if they thought I was mad,” he recalled. “They said, ‘Yeah.'”

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