The case of the stolen title: Iola’s early shot at glory ‘purloined’

Uncovering the 1916 championship game between Iola and Newton which Iola seemingly won, 47-46, only to have a point taken away after the protestations of Newton’s principal once the game ended.



January 15, 2021 - 3:08 PM

Forrest “Red” DeBernardi

“We was robbed!”

 — The familiar chorus of the vanquished in sporting events everywhere

Jack Steiner, the closest thing we have in these parts to a walking high school sports encyclopedia, is well aware of the saying.

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