HCHS looks to keep Homecoming focus on Rams

 HARLAN (Sept. 28) -- With a showdown at 2nd-ranked Lewis Central looming just seven days away, the task for the Harlan Community coaching staff this Homecoming week is keeping all sights set on Glenwood.
 Two years ago, the Rams won a 49-41 shootout in Harlan before the Cyclones escaped Glenwood with a 17-14 victory last fall, marking the 400th career win for HCHS head coach Curt Bladt.
 Glenwood has graduated the bulk of its starters from those two squads, but will return to Merrill Field Friday night (7:00 p.m. kickoff) with a mix of size and speed as it looks to knock off the 8th-ranked Cyclones.
 HCHS overcame a slow start on offense last week and got a big night from its defensive front to win 28-10 at ADM, improving to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in Class 3A, District 9. Glenwood (3-2, 0-1) rushed for 217 yards against Winterset but turned the ball over four times in a 21-7 home defeat.
 “I’ll tell you what, Glenwood is going to take all of our attention right now,” said Bladt. “They’re just a good, physical football team. They just keep getting after you. They aren’t going to let up."
 Glenwood’s 2018 rushing attack is balanced with four guys currently sitting between 200 and 300 yards. Noah Carter, a 20-TD guy last season, has yet to reach the endzone but leads the team with 278 yards. Colton Schutte (2 TDs) is more of the big-play threat, averaging 8.4 yards per carry and catching three passes for 134 yards.


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