Rams open district play with gridiron win, now 5-0 on season

The Greene County Ram varsity football continued its perfect  season with a 62-0 home win over the Mustangs of Shenandoah.

The Rams dominated throughout the game, holding a 42 point lead at half time. The Rams scored on their first possession of the second half to put their lead at 49 and go to a continuous clock. The last touchdown of the game came with 6:13 to play in the fourth quarter on a pass play from freshman quarterback Joe Carey to freshman Jackson Morton.

The Rams didn’t punt in the entire game, while forcing the Mustangs to punt five times. Trey Hinote averaged 24.5 yards on two punt returns.

The Rams had 461 yards of total offense, with 211 of them through the air and 250 yards rushing. Quarterback Brent Riley was 11 of 14 passing.

Joel Ward was the leading rusher with 94 yards on eight carries. Clint Dennhardt rushed for 82 yards in nine attempts. Colby Kafer rushed for 73 yards on just four attempts, averaging 18.3 yards per carry. QB Riley rushed for one yard.  Trey Hinote was leading receiver at 89 yards and Carter Morton received for 87 yards. Carter caught just two throws, for an average of 43.5 yards per catch. Dennhardt had three receptions for 35 yards and scored two touchdowns. Hinote and the Morton brothers each scored on touchdowns.

Tyler Miller intercepted a pass and ran it 29 yards for a touchdown. That was the Rams’ only interception for the game.

Clayton Smith lead in tackles with 11 solo tackles and three assists. Nick Breon had six solo tackles and five assists, and Bryce Hoyle had six solos and three assists.

The visiting Mustangs were held to 17 yards of total offense. They had 42 yards of offense in the air but had -27 yards of rushing. In the second half they lost 11 yards more than they gained.

The game was the first in Class 2A District 9. The Rams are 5-0 overall and 1-0 in the district. The Mustangs are 0-5 overall and 0-1 in the district.

The Rams continue District 9 play next Friday in Carroll vs  the Kuemper Knights. The Knights are bringing a 2-3 record into the game. They’ve given up an average of 23.2 points per game. The Rams have given up a total of 23 points for the season and haven’t been scored on in the last nine quarters of play.


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