Rams Start 3-1 First Half of Season

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Rams Start 3-1 First Half of Season

Senior Quarterback Zach Carr throws a first down. 
Photo by Justin Shnurr.

Senior Quarterback Zach Carr throws a first down. Photo by Justin Shnurr.

Senior Quarterback Zach Carr throws a first down. Photo by Justin Shnurr.

Senior Quarterback Zach Carr throws a first down. Photo by Justin Shnurr.

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The varsity football team stood strong against Carroll- Kuemper, winning 48-6 on Friday, September 13, but fell short of a victory against Dallas Center Grimes on September 20. The final score of the Homecoming game was 28-9. 

Head Coach Cory Faust believes the difference between the Carroll-Kuemper and the DCG games was due to a mixture of excitement and playing a tough team. 

“I wish I could say for sure why we didn’t play as well in the DCG game,” said Faust. “It was possibly a combination of players being distracted by homecoming and the new complex, DCG playing a really good game, or us just not playing well. We made a lot of mental mistakes that make it hard to sustain success against a good team.” 

Though Homecoming is a great way to enthuse the football players and the community, the excitement created from the pep rally and the parade affected the Rams’ performance and outlook of the game. 

“In my opinion, our offense just simply wasn’t clicking, we had faulty blocking, poor catching, and we could barely run the ball,” said Senior Lineman Koltyn Eckheart. “I think this comes from our cocky attitude due to Homecoming.” 

A positive attitude and group driven team are the biggest thing the Rams are focusing on moving forward. 

“I expect us to keep improving as a team and individually,” said Faust. “If we focus on the things we can control, we will have a good season. I always try to incorporate ‘family’ into the team dynamic.” 

The Rams head to Winterset to play the Huskies on September 27.