Whitworth leads Ponies past the Titans

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Iola Middle School’s John Whitworth maintains his balance then dashes 58 yards for a touchdown. Whitworth led the IMS eighth-grade Ponies to a 32-0 win Thursday over visiting Columbus.

John Whitworth rushed for 204 yards and had three touchdowns in Iola Middle School’s eighth-grade victory Thursday. The Ponies defeated Columbus 32-0.
In the first quarter, Whitworth had scoring runs of 58 and 77 yards.
In the second period, Jesse Zimmerman caught a pass from Tyler McIntosh good for a 50-yard touchdown play. Whitworth cashed in from one-yard out and McIntosh ran in the two-point conversion late in the second quarter.
McIntosh had a 10-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
Whitworth had nine tackles and Derrick Weir had eight tackles for the defense.
Iola (1-0) goes to Edna Monday to play Altamont.