Rams roll in 49-7 home win

Payton Longmeyer darts through the Des Moines Hoover defense in Glenwood’s 49-7 victory Friday.

Glenwood scored the game’s first 42 points and Kayden Anderson finished with a career-high five touchdowns passes in the Rams’ 49-7 Class 4A, District 6 win over Des Moines Hoover Friday at the Glenwood Activities Complex.

“It was good to get back out on the field and play better this week,” said Glenwood coach Cory Faust, a week after the Rams dropped a lopsided 49-14 decision to Class 3A No. 1 ranked Harlan. “I’m proud of our team and the way they took care of business this Friday. There was a lot of good effort and plays made on both sides of the ball. I’m hesitant to ever list any individuals, because so many players do a great job and football is the ultimate team game.”

An individual that did stand out for the 3-2 Rams was Anderson. The junior signal-caller was crisp from the opening snap. He finished his night in the third quarter after completing 10-of-13 passes for 189 yards and his five TD tosses. In all four different receivers hauled in touchdown passes, led by Payton Longmeyer’s two TDs on three catches and 52 yards. C.J. Carter, Cody

Krause and Cole Staudt each grabbed TDs of their own.

For the game, the Rams outgained the Huskies 312 to 165.

Defensively, Glenwood limited Hoover to 31 yards rushing on 25 carries while wrapping up eight tackles for loss. Gavin Connell and Reagan Skarnulis led the way with three solo tackles each.

“Gavin (Connell) did a nice job in a slightly different role on the defensive side of the ball, and Reagan Skarnulis showed his play making potential on the defensive line,” Faust said. “CJ Carter was a really nice addition on both sides of the ball. Our passing game continues to show explosive play making ability.”

The Rams are back in action this week against a Winterset team that is 1-4 but still a dangerous team, Faust said.

“We have a big challenge this week with Winterset,” he said. “They are coming off a semifinal appearance last season and have a really nice team again this year. Their record is deceiving. We are looking forward to another opportunity to get better and compete together this week.”

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Friday.


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