Sitting at 1-4 on the football season with four games left isn’t ideal, but the Greene County football team was in the same spot last season and finished third among the seven district teams and qualified for the playoffs. Head coach Dean Lansman is optimistic as his team hosts non-district opponent Roland-Story at Linduska Field in Jefferson on Oct. 4 in the annual homecoming game. “We’re right where we were a year ago at 1-4, and we won our next three and three of our last four games. Everything is in our hands the rest of the season and we could still finish as high as second place in District 8 and host a playoff game.”

For that to happen, the Rams would need to finish with a 4-2 record and perhaps come out on top in a possible tie-breaking scenario. They sit 1-2 in Class 2A District 8 right now with powerhouse Kuemper Catholic (Carroll) behind them after losing 32-0 in Jefferson last Friday to the Knights, ranked first, second, or third, depending on the rankings viewed. Following the non-district game with R-S (2-3), Greene County goes to Clarinda, is home with Clarinda Academy, and plays OABCIG in Ida Grove. Through the first five games of the season, Clarinda is 2-3, CA is 0-5, and OABCIG is 3-2. Both Clarinda and OABCIG still have to play Kuemper Catholic. Any more district losses and the Rams will no longer control their fate. Wins in their last three district games would go a long way in helping the Rams achieve their postseason goals.

The homecoming game with R-S starts at 7:30 p.m. with coverage on KG98 at 6:30 p.m.

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