When it comes to boys sports in Iola, baseball is king. But Iola High Mustangs head football coach David Daugharthy hopes the culture can change to have more youngsters passionate about football.
The Mustangs are holding a youth football camp this week from 7 – 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday at Riverside Park. This is an opportunity for aspiring gridiron stars to learn from varsity football coaches, and instill a love for the game that teaches numerous life lessons.
The most important aspect of football is learning how to work with others as a team, Daugharthy said. A majority of sports are team-related, but no other sport in Iola involves the individual relying on 10 others at the same time.