5 OT heartbreak

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September 7, 2019 - 1:52 AM

Sophomore Adam Atwell carries the football for the Mustangs against Parsons. Iola fell 54-48 in five overtime periods. REGISTER/ERICK MITCHELL

PARSONS — Leading 22-6 over Parsons with less than 8 minutes remaining, the Iola Mustangs saw their 16-point lead deteriorate.

The Vikings stormed back to force overtime, and eventually win 54-48 in 5 OT’s. 

Iola dominated in the early stages, but had nothing to show until 9:43 left in the second quarter. Senior Casen Barker opened the scoring for Iola with his first rushing touchdown of the season. Senior Zane Whitney provided the Iola offense with big play ability, the senior accumulated 108 yards rushing off 8 carries in the first half. 

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