Reid Lamoureux (left) and Creston’s Kylan Smallwood (19) fight for the ball during Friday’s contest between the Rams and Panthers.Ram running back Max Neese (with ball) sprints past the line of scrimmage to gain yardage on Creston’s defense.

Rams fall short in second straight district contest

Staff report
The Greene County varsity football team hit the road toward Creston Friday and was ultimately defeated 36-32 in a heartbreaking loss. With the loss, the Rams are now 0-2 in district play and 2-2 overall this season.

Offensive stat leaders throughout the contest for Greene County included Daric Whipple, who was 11 for 25 passing for 216 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. Whipple also scored on two rushing touchdowns, one of which came from 71 yards out. Nick Schroeder caught a pair of touchdown passes from Whipple, the longer of the two going for 72 yards. Schroeder also caught a 2-point conversion pass, kicked a field goal and was 3 for 3 in PAT attempts. By game’s end, Whipple had 199 rushing yards on 21 carries, Max Neese had 75 rushing yards on 12 carries and Schroeder had 119 receiving yards on four catches.

Defensively, the Rams were led by Neese and Matthew Gordon, who had seven tackles each. Reid Lamoureux tallied six tackles, Noah Juergensen and Logan Lansman had 5 1/2 tackles each and Keyden Pollock recorded five tackles.

On special teams, Tyler Beger racked up 79 return yards on four attempts and Lamoureux punted the ball four times for 162 total yards. His longest boot traveled 50 yards downfield.

Friday, Greene County will host an undefeated Webster City team (4-0) to try to climb back to a winning record. The Lynx have wins over Gilbert, Clear Lake, Carroll High and Algona.

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