September 23, 2021
Tonganoxie High senior Sam Kleidosty looks for some open field Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, during a Frontier League game against Paola. THS outlasted Paola, 17-13, for its first win of the season. It also marked Tonganoxie's first victory against Paola since 1982. The teams hadn't met each other again until the last few years.
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The Tonganoxie-Paola football game Friday had both fireworks and plenty of stalemate defensively. For the fireworks, Paola built a 13-3 lead with a 31-yard field goal with just 21.7 seconds left before halftime. But then came a very quick answer from Tonganoxie.