Yates Center boys advance; Humboldt girls eliminated in postseason play

Sean Hurst scored 18 and Emmett Brittain 15 as Yates Center's boys opened the postseason with a 48-37 win over Jayhawk-Linn. The road, however, was unkind to Humboldt's girls, who dropped a 78-38 loss to Frontenac.


March 2, 2022 - 10:07 AM

Yates Center High’s Jayston Rice drives to the hoop in a game earlier this season. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

YATES CENTER — A quick start propelled Yates Center High’s boys to victory Tuesday.

The Wildcats jumped out to a 15-6 lead over visiting Jayhawk-Linn High after one quarter and never looked back in a 48-37 win.

The victory, coming in the first round of the Class 2A Substate Playoffs, puts Yates Center in Friday’s semifinal matchup against Southeast, a 61-50 winner over Uniontown. The Wildcats are seeded third in the tournament; Southeast second.

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