A smothering Harlan defense effort held Glenwood to 47 total yards and four first downs in the Class 3A, District 1 opener for both teams on Friday.
“They scored 21 points in the first 12 minutes and 30 seconds. After that, we didn't do too bad defensively,” said Glenwood coach Brian Albert. “We just didn't have an answer for them.”
The Cyclones (2-1, 1-0 in the district) scored on their first three possession while holding Glenwood to negative net yards in the first half.
Johnny Fuller was first and teammate Mark Abrams second, to lead the Glenwood cross country team to the team title at the Council Bluffs Lewis Central Invitational at Iowa Western Community College on Saturday.
The top ranked Glenwood boys cross country team traveled to Pella on Saturday for the Pella Invitational.
The Rams raced through the competition, which included No. 4 ranked Knoxville and the host No. 6 Little Dutch, for their second straight meet title to open the season.
Johnny Fuller led the Rams to the team championship by running the course in near record time of 16:02. Glenwood finished with 53 team points to easily out-distance runner up Pella’s 66 points and Knoxville's 68.
TABOR - First and goal at the three yard line. A dive up the middle is thwarted by the Fremont-Mills defense as the first half clock runs out, leaving the Knights trailing 14-8.
The Knights' stop that ended the half wasn't exactly a “play of the game” type but as far as momentum goes, there was no bigger play in the game for Knight head coach Jeremy Christiansen whose team battled back from from a two-touchdown deficit in a 20-8 victory over Adair-Casey on Friday.
SERGEANT BLUFF - Michael Lawler's field goal with :50 left in the game and a stifling defensive effort carried Glenwood to a 9-7 come-from-behind season-opening victory at Sergeant Bluff-Luton on Friday.
MALVERN – After spotting Woodbine a pair of first-quarter touchdowns, East Mills got its big-play offense on track in time to spark a 40-28 eight-man win over the visiting Tigers last Friday night before a partisan Wolverine crowd.
Then again, not every athlete had Johnny Fuller's year.
The Glenwood junior placed third at last fall's Iowa State Cross Country meet, the school's best ever individual finish. This after breaking the school record for the Rams' own cross country course and snagging his second straight Hawkeye 10 Conference title.