Glenwood football season draws to a close with 49-6 loss to Carroll

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

    The Glenwood football season came to end on Friday with a 49-6 loss at Carroll.

    The 7-2 Tigers out-yarded the Rams (1-8) 376 to 147 and forced five turnovers in the lopsided win.
    Glenwood coach Brian Albert said his team’s inability to sustain drives - the Rams punted on their first four drives and trailed 21-0 early - and untimely giveaways were the difference.
    “It was big,” Albert said of the Rams’ three interceptions and two fumbles. “They turned it over three times but we couldn’t do much with the ones we got. They’re the second best team in the district and we’re not playing well.”
    The Rams lost leading rusher Levi Henderson in the opening quarter with concussion-like symptoms and the senior tailback didn’t return. With Henderson out and the Rams’ offensive line banged up, Glenwood managed just 35 yards on 21 carries.
    “We’d get a good run and then a negative play and it would throw us off course,” Albert said. “Rhett (Turner) and (Spencer) Smith ran well. We just couldn’t stay consistent.”
    Ram quarterback Grant Stivers finished 10-of-25 passing for 92 yards and Kyle Kawecki grabbed five passes for 61 yards.
    Glenwood finally got on the board in the second half on a touchdown run by sophomore Spencer Smith. Smith carried seven times for eight yards.
    The Tigers got 171 yards rushing and two touchdowns from Anthony Beyerink.
    “He has a lot of speed we can’t simulate in practice,” Albert said. “He didn’t play much the week before so we weren’t really sure what to expect but he did a good job getting to the edge.”
    Clayton Giesting, Heath Loeffelbein, Jonah Strand and Turner had six tackles each to lead the Glenwood defense.