Ponies travel and top Prairie View



October 1, 2018 - 10:54 AM

Seventh-grade Pony Mac Leonard prepares to tackle an Osawatomie ball carrier in their home win on Sept. 13. REGISTER/TIMOTHY EVERSON

The Iola Middle School football team racked up two more wins last Thursday when they traveled to La Cygne to take on Prairie View.
The seventh-grade Ponies held tight to a 14-12 win while the eighth-grade team continued its unbeaten season with a 34-0 shuttering.
All of the action came in the first half from both teams starting with an 87-yard scorching run from Gage Skahan that put Iola up 8-0.
Prairie View jumped out ahead of Iola with a 43-yard rushing touchdown at the end of the first quarter and a 91-yard rushing touchdown in the top of the second quarter.
Skahan struck again though, scoring on a 19-yard touchdown to push their lead to 14-12 after the failed two-point conversion.
“The boys never gave up tonight which enabled us a win,” head coach Scott Ellis said. “After a couple of defensive miscues, the boys tightened up and held our lead versus a good Prairie View team. We kept fighting and I’m proud of all of the boys and their teamwork.”
Skahan ran for 238 yards in the game. No other Pony got close to that number.
Briggs Michael and Drayden Reiter led the way on defense with five and four tackles apiece.
The eighth-grade Ponies got off to a quick start in their win led by running back Holden Barker who ended the night with two touchdowns.
Barker started things off with a 68-yard touchdown run to take an 8-0 lead after converting on the two-point conversion.
Jarrett Herrmann got into the action on the defensive end of the ball with a 12-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown to push Iola’s lead to 14-0.
Quarterback Carter Hutton scored for a final time in the first half on the ground from nine yards out, pushing their lead to 20-0.
After a quiet third quarter, Barker struck again to start the fourth with a three-yard touchdown and Hutton connected with Preston Hurst for a 57-yard touchdown through the air to boost their lead to 34-0.
“It was a physical game tonight against a big Prairie View team,” Ellis said. “They had size but our quickness prevailed.”
Barker had 85-yards on the ground and Hutton had 63. Herrmann had 40 yards.
Hutton also led the team in tackles with eight followed by five for Barker and four for Justin McCullough and Gage Scheibmeir.
The Ponies will take on host Burlington on Thursday.
The Humboldt Middle School football team lost to Eureka 28-22 on Thursday.
Aiden Gean had 25 carries for 199 yards and three touchdowns and quarterback Sam Hull was 2-4 for 29 yards.
Dakota Slocum had six tackles and Trey Sommer had five.
Sam Hull had an interception and William Kobold recovered a fumble.
The Cubs will face Caney Valley this Thursday.
Marmaton Valley
The junior high Wildcats got their first win of the season after beating Altoona-Midway 62-30.
Quinton Adams had all of the touchdowns for Marmaton Valley including scoring on the ground, off an interception and on a kick return.
Dillon Drake and Dillon Mullinex each scored extra points and Drake also scooped up a fumble.
The Wildcats will travel to Northeast-Arma on Thursday.

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