Rams survive four turnovers to squeak past Nevada, 42-41

~courtesy of The Scranton Journal

It was not the game Greene County football fans expected. The Rams committed four turnovers with three leading to Cubs touchdowns as the team battled all night against a scrappy Nevada squad Sept. 6. Colby Kafer had a career night with four scores to keep the Rams in the game. At the end of the game, the Rams had the win by only one point, 42-41, despite having 248 yards more total offense than the host Cubs.

The Cubs scored with 19 seconds remaining in the game to pull Nevada within 42-41, but Greene County defense stuffed the two-point conversion attempt up the middle to preserve their lead and ultimately win the game. Will Hansen recovered an onside kick and the Rams ran out the clock in the exciting contest.

Kafer posted 361 yards on 28 carries, scoring four touchdowns on plays of three, 57, 80, and 57 yards. Kafer set rushing records for the highest game total in the eight seasons playing as Greene County.

Quarterback Brent Riley completed 13 of 23 passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns. He was intercepted twice.

Carter Morton had 120 receiving yards on three catches, including a 45-yard TD play. Will Hansen hauled in five aerials for 55 yards, one of which went for an 11-yard score.

Greene County amassed 609 yards of offense, 357 rushing and 252 receiving. They lost the ball four times (two fumbles and two interceptions). The Cubs had 361 yards of offense, 281 in the second half, and had no turnovers.

Cael Fisher notched a 25-yard field goal and three PAT points out of five attempts. He kicked off eight times for 385 yards.

Top defender for the Rams was Hansen with seven solo and six assisted tackles for a total of 10. Bradyn Smith added nine total tackles, followed by Nick Breon with six and Tyler Miller and Jackson Morton with five each.

Hansen returned two kickoffs for 24 yards while Kafer had a 66-yard return. Carter Morton added a 12-yard punt return.

The Rams host Saydel Friday. The Eagles are 0-2 this season with losses to Atlantic 49-13 and Knoxville 56-0.

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