Iola falls short of playoff bid; Humboldt, MV drop regular season finales

Iola's Mustangs saw a fourth-quarter lead slip away, and so went their chances for a playoff berth. The 20-18 loss relegates the Mustangs to a "plus-one" game to finish the 2021 season.


October 22, 2021 - 11:03 PM

BURLINGTON — Iola High took a fourth-quarter lead Friday, but a late Burlington score turned into a 20-18 defeat.

The defeat eliminates the Mustangs from Class 3A playoff contention. Iola (2-6) will likely host winless Baxter Springs (0-8) on Thursday in a “plus one” game, although pairings have not been announced.

Meanwhile, Humboldt High’s furious comeback attempt against Osage City was derailed by turnovers. The Cubs committed six turnovers in a 42-30 loss.

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