Scoring points hasn’t been a problem for the Greene County football team through the first two weeks of the 2019 season. Coach Caden Duncan’s team is 2-0 and top 10 rated in Class 2A after a one-point 42-41 victory at Nevada last Friday. Put those 42 points with the 54 the Rams scored on opening night vs. Perry, and the scoring average is 48 points. The offense is averaging 465 yards in the first two games.
Greene County hosts Saydel (Des Moines) this Friday night at Linduska Field in non-district play. The Eagles are 0-2 and have allowed 105 points in their first two contests.
Running back Colby Kafer has put up numbers rarely seen in the long history of high school football based in Jefferson. The senior has rushed for 540 yards in just two games, an average of 270 per contest, and 14.59 yards per carry. He toted the ball a career high 28 times at Nevada for a career best 361 yards and four TDs. His primary interior blockers include Iowa State University recruit Tyler Miller, along with Brandon Hoyle, Cole Betts, Gage Michaelson, Joe Patterson, and Mason Stream. Kafer’s 361 vs. the Cubs is the highest rushing total in all of Iowa high school football for a single game in the first two weeks, and he’s the 2A rushing leader by nearly 150 yards.
Saydel at Greene County can be heard on KG98 and streamed on www.raccoonvalleyradio.com with coverage at 6 p.m. Friday and kickoff at 7 p.m.