Iola football camps ready for action



July 12, 2013 - 12:00 AM

While still in summer’s dog days, Iola High football coach Doug Kerr’s thoughts have shifted to autumn.
The Mustang 2013 season doesn’t begin for another eight weeks, but the summer camp season kicks off in earnest on Monday.
Iola’s squad will travel to Springfield, Mo., for two days of intense instruction and drills with other schools from across Kansas and Missouri, with a handful of leisurely activities.
“We’re going to work, but it’s going to be a fun trip,” said Kerr, entering his second season at the Mustang helm.
Upon the team’s return to Iola Wednesday, the work continues, including a Wednesday night 7-on-7 scrimmage against Humboldt’s gridiron squad.
The camp wraps up on Friday.

THE OFFSEASON focus shifts to the next generation of Mustangs with an Iola Quarterback Camp July 24-25 at the football stadium at Riverside Park.
Kerr will be assisted by Mustang alums, including 2012 starter Mason Coons, to work extensively on quarterback drills.
Students through grades 3-8 are invited.
The camp is offered free of charge, although advance registration is necessary. The deadline to register is July 19.
Contact Kerr at or via the Internet at

A SECOND CAMP — this one geared to all football players going into grades 3-6 — commences July 30 at the park.
Kerr, his coaching staff and current and former players will help prepare future Mustangs for their upcoming season.
The camp is free and is sponsored by the Iola Youth Football League.
Students will need to bring their cleats, T-shirts and shorts.
Drinks will be provided.

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