KBTX - Friday Football Fever - Headlines

Hometown Heroes: Iola

By: KBTX Sports Email
By: KBTX Sports Email

IOLA, TX -- A team considered young a year ago returns this time around with a bevy of returning talent and the drive to get the Bulldog football program back on track. Six starters return on offense, eight return on defense, and nine of the 14 are seniors.

The defense is led by linebacker Bobby Pointer, who is one of three linebackers returning. Three starters return in the secondary, and two are back on the line. The Bulldogs will have to replace Bryan Bradford at quarterback, but the new QB will have plenty of talent to work with.

Two starters return on the line, one in the backfield, two at receiver, and big tight end Tyson Tindol. John Kay earned all-district honors at running back last season and is poised for an even better 2012.

Iola shifts to a district centered mostly in east Texas, and they will have two long road trips: 130 miles to West Hardin and 134 to Hull-Daisetta. On paper West Hardin (8-3 in 2011) is the district favorite entering 2012, but the Bulldogs will be a contender. Iola beat Hull-Daisetta (4-6 in 2011) last season and Colmesneil (2-8 in 2011) is coming off a losing year.

Having to play two of three district games on the road will be a challenge, but if the Iola senior class can put it together the Bulldogs should return to the playoffs for the first time since 2006.

2012 SCHEDULE
8/31 Snook
9/7 @ Bartlett
9/14 @ Milano
9/21 Anderson-Shiro
9/28 @ St. Joseph
10/5 OPEN
10/12 @ Bremond
10/18 @ College Station JV
10/26 @ Hull-Daisetta
11/2 Colmesneil
11/9 @ West Hardin


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 166250516 - kbtx.com/a?a=166250516