Cyclones look to bounce back in home opener

One week after big loss at LC, HCHS wants to play more physical brand of football vs. East Greene

 HARLAN -- An old football adage states that the biggest improvement a team makes will occur between the first and second games of the year.
 Following a humbling 45-13 loss at Lewis Central in last Friday’s season opener, Harlan Community has certainly left itself plenty of wiggle room for Week 2.
 “If we line up correctly we’ll be ahead of where we were last week,” joked HCHS head coach Curt Bladt, only somewhat facetiously. “There will be some changes and some new faces here and there and hopefully it will make a difference.
 “There were countless things we had to work on this week and hopefully we got some of them corrected (or) at least moved up a level of play from what it was last week.”
 The Cyclones’ second and final non-district opponent, Greene County, also had a rough go of things last week as the Rams were shut out 34-0 at Kuemper Catholic.
 Greene County, which finished 4-5 a year ago, is the combination of Jefferson-Scranton, Paton-Churdan and East Greene. The Cyclones’ last meeting with the Rams - then JSPC - resulted in a 31-0 victory in 2005.



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