High School Football: Vikings 49, Mustangs 14
For the second year in a row, Iola footballs season opener has left second-year head coach David Daugharthy shaking his head.
Last year, the Mustangs faltered at home against rival Chanute, 38-7. On Friday, Iola fell at home, 49-14, to Parsons in a game that started badly and just got worse.
Last season, the Mustangs memorably got a 28-25 road win over the Vikings to halt a four-game losing streak. On paper, Parsons seemed to be much the team that Iola saw last year with the exception of first-year head coach Kurt Friess. In hindsight, the difference between the two teams is stark.