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Tag: Happy Iona


Bethel DT Iona will play against G-K

Bethel defensive tackle Happy Iona will return to the field to face Graham-Kapowsin (4-1, 4-1) in a critical SPSL South showdown after missing three games with a high-ankle sprain.

“They took the cast off two weeks ago and he’s ready to go,” Braves coach Gavin Kralik said. “He’s been at practice all week.”

Kralik said that Iona, a 6-foot-3, 285-pound senior who has given an oral commitment to play at Oregon State, will likely be rotated in and out of the game to keep him fresh. Iona suffered the injury four weeks ago against Curtis.

“We’ll see how many plays

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Bethel’s Iona out a month; hit was not dirty, coach says

Bethel defensive tackle Happy Iona, who left the field at Curtis High School last week in an ambulance, is expected to miss a month with a “high right ankle sprain,” according to Braves coach Gavin Kralik.

Iona will wear a hard cast for two weeks and then sit out an additional two weeks before he can return to the field.

“We’re looking at him to return on Oct. 9 when we play Graham-Kapowsin,” Kralik said.

Kralik said he reviewed how Iona was injured – an official flagged the Vikings for an illegal block on Iona – but he didn’t see

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Bethel lineman commits to Oregon State

Bethel senior Happy Iona, a 6-foot-3 and 285-pound defensive tackle, gave a verbal commitment on Wednesday evening to play at Oregon State University.

Bethel head coach Gavin Kralik said the Beavers are getting an excellent player.

“He’s extremely athletic for being 285 pounds,” Kralik said. “He runs very, very well. He’s very good at being a run stuffer and a pass rusher.”

Iona enters his senior season as a two-year starter — he played defensive end and outside linebacker as a sophomore and defensive tackle as a junior — but he missed half of last season because of disciplinary issues.

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