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A-D-M edges Glenwood in wild district shootout

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

A-D-M edged Glenwood 48-38 in a wild, Class 3A District 1 match up that saw both teams combine for more than 900 yards and 12 touchdowns Friday in Adel.

For Glenwood a little too much Tiger offense proved the difference.

“I am really proud of the team for the way they performed and battled to the end of the game,” said Glenwood coach Cory Faust. “A-D-M played their best game of the year by far, and they have a very good team.  We can play with and beat anyone on any given night.  We have good players and I truly appreciate their effort and faith in the team.”

A-D-M racked up 547 total yards – 257 passing, 290 rushing. Quarterback Kolby Whisner completed 17-of-23 passes for 257 yards and four touchdowns while running back Grant Goeden carried 17 times for 219 yards and three touchdowns.

“Defensively, from a coaching standpoint, I wish we had schemed it a little differently,” Faust said. “We had some breakdowns that led to way too many big plays, but the players’ effort was really good.  We will learn from this game and get better.  I feel like if we get a chance to play them again, the outcome will be a lot different.”

Glenwood showed good balance on offense, finishing with 248 yards on the ground and 195 through the air for 443 total yards. Spencer Smith had his second straight 100-yard game, carrying 10 times for 132 yards and two scores, including an 80-yard scamper. Corey Bertini was 15-of-26 through the air for 195 yards. He added 34 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.

The Rams’ 38 points marks the third time in as many games this season in which they have scored more than 35 points after accomplishing the feat just twice all of last season.

“Offensively, we executed very well,” Faust said.  “The skill players deserve a lot of credit and will get it in the stat book, but our offensive line did a great job against a tough group from ADM.  

“Gabe Scarborough, Brad Shearer, Dan Schmidt, Drayton Slaughter, Quin Baker, and Justin Pachl had a lot thrown at them this week, and did a great job.  The offensive staff did a great job getting them ready.”