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Iola Bulldogs (3-3, 0-0) at Granger Lions (4-2, 0-0)

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Iola Bulldogs (3-3, 0-0) at Granger Lions (4-2, 0-0)

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7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 Lion Stadium, 300 N. Colorado, Granger

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District 13-2A Division II Opener

Previous meeting

2018: Granger 28, Iola 7;

Iola was its own nemesis in a 28-7 loss to Granger. After giving up a 14-point lead, Iola scored to bring the game within

7. They were never able to develop an offensive rhythm and converted only 4-14 on third downs. Iola was held to 187 yards on offense.

Granger leads series 4-2. 2006: Iola 28, Granger 21; 1998: Iola 22, Granger 14; 1995: Granger 25, Iola 0; 1983: Granger 21, Iola 0; 1982: Granger 62, Iola 13;

Last week

Rosehill Christian 35, Iola 12; Granger 42, Johnson 27;

2019- Iola: @ Somerville (W) 20-12, VS Normangee (W) 32-29, @ Anderson-Shiro (L) 26-0, VS Milano (W) 14-3, VS Burton (L) 49-7, @ Rose-hill Christian (L) 35-12;

Granger: @ Snook (W) 31-18, VS Frost (W) 56-21, VS Meridian (W) 62-0, @ Bruceville Eddy (L) 37-35, VS Anderson-Shiro (L) 42-10, VS Johnson (W) 42-27;

Key to victory

Iola has struggled with injuries throughout the season, but their defense has managed to keep them in games. Granger has a versatile offense that can score on the ground or through the air. Iola must find a way to move the ball effectively on the ground to ignite its passing game. If Iola is unable to run the ball, then they will likely lose the district opener.