Mustang JV, frosh lose at Fort Scott

Register Sports Editor

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Iola High’s Christian Kauth (12) ran for a Mustang first down during Monday’s junior varsity game at Fort Scott. Kauth, Iola’s quarterback, led the team on one touchdown drive as Fort Scott defeated Iola 46-6.
Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Wrapping up a Fort Scott High freshman ball carrier is Iola High freshman Aaron Barclay (67) in Monday’s game at Fort Scott. Fort Scott won the freshman contest 36-0.

FORT SCOTT — Iola High’s junior varsity football team ended its season Monday with a 46-6 loss at Fort Scott.
The Fort Scott High Tigers’ junior varsity broke away from a 6-6 tie with two touchdowns in the second quarter. Fort Scott led 22-6 at halftime.
The Iola High freshman football team dropped a 36-0 decision to the Tiger freshmen Monday. The Mustang freshmen have one more game — a home contest against Chanute Thursday at 5 p.m.
‘The junior varsity played hard. We are low on numbers both in the junior varsity and freshman teams because of sickness and injuries,” said Mike Delange, Iola High assistant coach. “They wore us down in the second half. But the kids played hard the whole game.”
Fort Scott scored on a six-yard run by Kelsey Adams in the first quarter. Iola answered with a long drive in the second period.
Mustang quarterback Christian Kauth went up the middle for a two-yard touchdown run with 6:33 left in the first half. A two-point conversion pass failed leaving it tied at 6-6.
Fort Scott got two touchdown pass plays in the final 32 seconds of the first half. Luke Brown found Jason Thorpe on a 48-yard strike then after an interception by the Tigers, Brown hooked up with Thorpe for a 23-yard scoring pass play as time expired.
Thorpe and Adams had the two-point conversion runs.
In the third quarter, Thorpe had a five-yard touchdown run with Cody McGehee tacking on the two-point conversion. McGehee scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns on runs of 49 and 12 yards and had a two-point conversion run. Tony Jackson caught a two-point conversion pass.
Kauth rushed for 68 yards on 23 carries and completed 5 of 19 passes for 47 yards. Stephen McDonald had 23 yards on eight carries and Clint Heffern gained one yard on one carry.
Ralph Shafer caught four passes for 39 yards. Corey Taylor had one catch for eight yards.
Leading the Mustang JV defense was Devin Culler with five unassisted tackles and two assists. Blake Appling had three solo stops and three assisted tackles and Carlin Turner had two solo tackles and five assists.
Drew Shepherd had four assisted tackles and a fumble recovery. Shafer had five assisted tackles while Taylor had three. McDonald had one solo tackle and eight assisted tackles.
Kauth had one solo stop and two assisted tackles. Heffern had one solo and one assist and Chris Lynn had one unassisted tackle. Denton Christian and Zach Crawford had two assisted tackles and Brad Bazo had one assisted tackle.
After an 8-0 first quarter, the Tiger freshmen scored 28 points in the second period on their way to a 36-0 win. It was the Johnathan Stark-Straton Hunziker show for the Tigers.
Stark scored on runs of 25 and 23 yards and flipped a two-point conversion pass to Hunziker. Hunziker had a 30-yard run for a touchdown, a six-yard pass from Stark for a touchdown and a 45-yard interception return for a score. Frank Scott and Stark had two-point conversion runs in the second quarter.
“Our freshmen came out timid and it showed. Fort Scott got a quick 36 points on us. The kids played better football in the second half,” Delange said. “Again, we had to use a couple of sophomores in this game because our freshmen ranks are depleted for several reasons.”
Tyler Clubine had 17 yards on 13 carries for the Iola freshmen. McDonald had one carry for no yards while Zeph Larney had one carry for a minus-two yards.
Quarterback Mason Coons had six carries for a minus-11 yards plus was 10 of 16 for 60 yards and one interception. Larney snar-ed five passes for 17 yards and Eric Heffern had two receptions for 14 yards.
Clubine caught one pass for 13 yards. Jason Tidd had one catch for 11 yards and McDonald had one catch for five yards.
Defensively, Clubine had seven unassisted tackles and two assists and McDonald had five solo stops and one assist. Devon Burton had three solo stops.
Aaron Barclay and Eli Grover each had one unassisted tackle and one assisted tackle. Denton Christina had one solo stop and two assists. Levi Ashmore, Larney and Tidd each had one solo tackle.
Eric Heffern had an interception. Zach Crawford and Coons each had two assisted tackles.