Earlier this week, Iowa high school football programs found out their schedules for 2021 and ’22. Greene County knew it would be playing in Class 2A District 8, but it wasn’t until Monday when the Rams found out their non-district opponents and the order and locations of their eight-game regular season schedule.

The Rams open on Aug. 27 vs. ACGC in Guthrie Center in non-district play. Two more non-district games follow with Perry visiting Linduska Field on Sept. 3 and Kuemper Catholic playing in Jefferson on Sept. 10. The District 8 schedule begins on Sept. 17 in Urbandale vs. Des Moines Christian, followed by a Sept. 24 road trip to Clarinda. On Oct. 1 the Rams are home with Red Oak, then home again on Oct. 8 vs. Shenandoah. The regular season concludes on Oct. 15 in Osceola vs. Clarke Community. The 2A playoffs start on Oct. 22 and the top four teams from the six-team district will qualify.

Greene County Activities Director Todd Gordon told Raccoon Valley Radio the goal for the non-district games was to continue the “Cowbell” rivalry with Perry, and find other opponents that were fairly close to Jefferson because there will be considerable travel once district play begins. Closer also many times means a better gate for the home team, so all the boxes have been checked when it comes to the non-district schedule with ACGC, Perry, and Kuemper Catholic.