PITTSVILLE – Iola-Scandinavia jumped on Pittsville early and dashed the Panthers’ playoff hopes with a 41-22 victory in a Central Wisconsin Conference Small Division football game Friday night at Pittsville High School.
Iola-Scandinavia scored five touchdowns in the opening quarter as Parker Prahl ran in from the 18 and Isaiah Hoyord had touchdown runs of 6 and 43 yards. The Thunderbirds’ defense did the rest, scoring twice in a matter of minutes on a fumble return from Carter Melum and an interception return by Will Tappa, and I-S had a quick 35-0 lead.
Pittsville managed three second-half touchdowns, but it was too little too late as the Panthers finish the season with a 3-7 mark and a 3-4 record in the CWC Small.
Hoyord finished with 158 rushing yards and three touchdowns to lead the way for Iola-Scandinavia, which heads into the WIAA playoffs with a 7-3 mark and ends up in second place at 6-1 in the CWC Small.
Aiden Kolar had 90 yards rushing and a touchdown, and Waylon Grimm threw for 141 yards and two scores for Pittsville.
Thunderbirds 41, Panthers 22
Iola-Scandinavia 35 0 0 6 - 41
Pittsville 0 0 14 8 - 22
IS – Parker Prahl 18 run (Jose Reyes kick).
IS – Isaiah Hoyord 6 run (Reyes kick).
IS – Hoyord 43 run (Hoyord run).
IS – Carter Melum 3 fumble return (run failed).
IS – Will Tappa interception return (Hoyord run).
P – Joey Redmond 52 pass from Waylon Grimm (Alex Kumm pass from W. Grimm).
P – Dylan Luther 31 pass from W. Grimm (run failed).
IS – Hoyord 37 run (kick blocked).
P – Aiden Kolar 1 run (Noah Grimm pass from W. Grimm).
First downs: Iola-Scandinavia 11; Pittsville 8.
Rushing (att-yards): IS 30-222; P 37-89.
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): IS 2-3-23-0; P 6-12-141-1.
Total yards: IS 245; P 230.
Penalties (no.-yards): IS 4-30; P 5-30.
Fumbles (total-lost): IS 0-0; P 1-1.
Rushing: IS, Isaiah Hoyord 13-158, Parker Prahl 14-50, Carter Melum 3-14. P, Aiden Kolar 29-90, Dylan Luther 5-4, Waylon Grimm 3-minus 5.
Passing: IS, Prahl 2-3-23-0. P, W. Grimm 6-12-141-1.
Receiving: IS, Parker Gullixon 1-14, Will Tappa 1-9. P, Noah Grimm 3-51, Luther 2-38, Joey Redmond 1-52.
Records: Iola-Scandinavia 7-3, 6-1 Central Wisconsin Conference Small Division; Pittsville 3-7, 3-4 CWC Small.