Published in the Iola Register on Feb. 8, 2013.

Pearson signs with Tabor College

Derek Pearson, an all-League lineman for the Concordia High School football team, has signed a letter-of-intent with Tabor College.
Pearson, 6-0, 245 pounds, was a first-team All-North Central Kansas League selection as an offensive lineman during his senior season.
Concordia led the League in rushing with 3,592 yards.
The Panthers won a third straight Class 4A district championship and advanced to the second round of the state playoffs.
As a junior, Pearson helped Concordia lead the NCKL with 3,606 rushing yards.