COLLEGE STATION, TX -- The Iola Bulldogs beat the College Station JV Thursday night following a 48-18 win at Cougar Field.
Bulldog quarterback Hayden Martinez, the transfer from Somerville, had 434 yards of total offense. 321 yards rushing and 113 passing. Martinez had four touchdowns on the night including a 69 yarder in the 2nd quarter that allowed Iola to break a 12-12 tie.
Tyri Merchant had an 85 yard touchdown run for the College Station "Purple" team in the 3rd quarter to cut Iola's lead to 20-18, but Iola will score 28 unanswered points to pull away and pick up the win.
Iola will open up District 11-1A Division 1 play next Friday on the road against Hull-Daisetta.