https://www.opinion-tribune.com/sports/rss.xml/sports/rss.xml en Second half surge lifts Rams https://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/second-half-surge-lifts-rams <img src="https://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/zach_carr_best_2.jpg" alt="Glenwood had its best offensive showing of the season, running for 377 yards and scoring a season-high in points in a 35-14 win over Dallas Center-Grimes Friday." title="Glenwood had its best offensive showing of the season, running for 377 yards and scoring a season-high in points in a 35-14 win over Dallas Center-Grimes Friday." align="left" hspace="6" width="173" height="85" /><p> Another slow start, another second half comeback for Glenwood.</p> <p> A week after sputtering to a 3-0 half time deficit before rallying for a 14-13 win, the Rams got down 14-7 on the road Friday at Dallas Center-Grimes before exploding for 22 second half points and a shutout on defense in a 35-14 victory in Grimes.</p> <p> Glenwood coach Cory Faust said he felt like this was the best game his 3-1 team has played to date this season.</p> Knights score early and often in 66-0 rout https://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/knights-score-early-and-often-66-0-rout <img src="https://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/seth_malcom.jpg" alt="Fremont-Mills’ Seth Malcom carried three times for 94 yards, including a 59 yard touchdon run in the Knights 66-0 win." title="Fremont-Mills’ Seth Malcom carried three times for 94 yards, including a 59 yard touchdon run in the Knights 66-0 win." align="left" hspace="6" width="70" height="85" /><p> Fremont-Mills scored on its third offensive play of the night and sprinted out to a 40-0 first quarter lead en route to a 66-0 victory over Essex in Eight-Man, District 7 football Friday in Essex.</p> Wolverines make it four in a row https://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/wolverines-make-it-four-row <p> A balance offense and a smothering defensive game plan helped lift East Mills to its first 4-0 start since 2015 with a 36-6 victory on the road at Bedford in Eight-Man, District 7 football Friday.</p> <p> East Mills Co-head coach and defensive coordinator Claude Lang called the Wolverines&rsquo; defensive performance &ldquo;by far&rdquo; the most complete they&rsquo;ve had in perhaps two seasons, he said.</p> <p> &ldquo;It was huge for us to come out and get those early stops and grab some field position our offense could capitalize on,&rdquo; Lang said.</p> Rams fall on road at Shenandoah https://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/rams-fall-road-shenandoah <img src="https://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/brooklyn_taylor.jpg" alt="Glenwood’s Brooklyn Taylor, shown here earlier this season, had eight kills in the Rams loss to Shenandoah." title="Glenwood’s Brooklyn Taylor, shown here earlier this season, had eight kills in the Rams loss to Shenandoah." align="left" hspace="6" width="50" height="85" /><p> Kealey Anderson and Logan Hughes had 15 kills each as unranked Shenandoah upset Class 4A, No. 13 ranked Glenwood 25-23, 25-23, 25-23 in Hawkeye 10 Conference volleyball last Tuesday night.</p> <p> Glenwood coach Chelsey Hirt said her team didn&rsquo;t have the same energy against the Fillies they&rsquo;d shown in winning six of their previous eight matches.</p> East Mills notches first loss, finishes third at Mount Ayr tournament https://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/east-mills-notches-first-loss-finishes-third-mount-ayr-tournament <p> The East Mills volleyball team was knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten with a pair of losses at the Mount Ayr Invitational last weekend.</p> <p> The Class 1A No. 6 ranked Wolverines (14-2 overall, 3-0 in the conference) went 3-2 for the day, finishing second in pool play behind Shenandoah.&nbsp; After scoring a 21-11, 21-6 victory over Wayne in their pool opener, East Mills dropped its first match of the season, 21-11, 19-21, 14-16 to Shenandoah. They bounced back to win their final pool play match, 21-13, 22-20 over Martensdale-St. Mary&rsquo;s.</p> Rams hold on in 14-13 win over Kuemper Catholic https://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/rams-hold-14-13-win-over-kuemper-catholic <img src="https://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ryan_blum_td_catch.jpg" alt="Glenwood’s Ryan Blum (No. 88) hauled in a 57-yard touchdown pass from Zach Carr in the third quarter to give the Rams’ a 7-3 lead in Friday’s 14-13 victory." title="Glenwood’s Ryan Blum (No. 88) hauled in a 57-yard touchdown pass from Zach Carr in the third quarter to give the Rams’ a 7-3 lead in Friday’s 14-13 victory." align="left" hspace="6" width="117" height="85" /><p> COUNCIL BLUFFS - Glenwood&rsquo;s final drive netted them minus-13 yards and no points.</p> <p> And it was perhaps the Rams&rsquo; most important on an uneven offensive night.</p> <p> Nursing a 14-11 lead with 2:45 to go in the game, Glenwood ran six plays from its own 14, gained 12 yards and then lost them all when quarterback Zach Carr intentionally scrambled through the Rams&rsquo; own end zone for a safety to run out clock on Kuemper Catholic in a 14-13 victory in a game played at Council Bluffs Lewis Central Friday.</p> Wolverines improve to 3-0 in 55-22 win over Griswold https://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/wolverines-improve-3-0-55-22-win-over-griswold <img src="https://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ems_nic_duysen_from_andrew.jpg" alt="Nic Duysen hauled in two touchdown passes in the Wolverines’ 51-22 victory." title="Nic Duysen hauled in two touchdown passes in the Wolverines’ 51-22 victory." align="left" hspace="6" width="103" height="85" /><p> For most football teams, 21 yards rushing on 20 carries is a recipe for disaster.</p> <p> Then again, most teams don&rsquo;t have East Mills&rsquo; passing game.</p> <p> The Wolverines &ndash; who have averaged 280 yards passing with nine total touchdown passes in their first two games &ndash; were once again in rhythm throwing the ball Friday against Griswold even if their running game sputtered. Quarterback Michael Schafer tossed four touchdown passes and finished with 385 yards throwing as East Mills cruised to a 51-22 victory to improve to 3-0 on the season.</p> Glenwood girls second, boys third at LC meet https://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-girls-second-boys-third-lc-meet <p> Two weeks to the day since running their last meet due to wet weather, the Glenwood girls and boys were back in action Saturday at a soggy Council Bluffs Lewis Central Invitational Cross Country Meet at Iowa Western Community College.</p> <p> The Glenwood girls were led by Janette Schraft&rsquo;s top finish to place second as team. The Ram boys finished third in the team standings.</p> <p> Harlan, with six runners all finishing in the top 10, won the girls team title while Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson was the boys champion.</p>