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Countdown heads to Iola as T-birds look to continue recent success

By Russ Owens

(WAOW)- It's pretty amazing that we're just four days away from the start of the high school football season.

We continue previewing in our Countdown To Kickoff with the T-birds from Iola-Scandinavia.

Iola finished 7-3 a season ago, a seven win improvement from the year before as the T-birds contented in the Central Wisconsin 8 conference once again.

The team needs to work on depth but size will be a strength on both the line and at tight end with 6'6 senior Lucas Albers.

But working together is key.

Says Senior Lucas Albers, "Really gotta be a leader, push people, lead by example. It helps when you can cause matchup problems with other teams."

Says Senior Ben Bauer, "We got a big line and we can move some people, but again it's gonna take hard work to keep the season going, keep rolling."

Says Head Coach Scott Erickson, "A lot of hard work has to be done before we can get to the level where we wanna be, and maybe compete for a championship this year."

Online Reporter- Russ Owens

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