The day started early when the town held a send off for the Glenwood Football team Thursday. The team and hundreds of fans would then start the four hour journey to the UNI-Dome. The Rams took on Webster City in the semi-final round of the State of Iowa Football Playoffs. A low scoring defensive battle went in favor of Webster City's way. Glenwood lost 6-3 and end their season with a record of 9-3.
Glenwood scored first after a 44 yard field goal by Senior Seth Little. Webster City came back and scored on the Rams (Drew Fielder six yard touchdown) but missed the extra point when Little blocked the PAT. After the first quarter, the game was a battle to see which team had a better defense. Both Webster City and Glenwood went scoreless after the first quarter. Quarterback Kolten Wilwerding left the game in the second quarter after injuring his hip. Junior Quarterback Andrew Blum came in for the injured Wilwerding and took his first snaps of the season. Cole Loeffelbein was the leading rusher for Glenwood. Loeffelbein rushed for 85 yards on 11 carries. Cody Buresh was the leading receiver for the Rams with 25 yards on two receptions. Robert Frederiksen was the leading rusher for Webster City who rushed for 101 yards on 25 carries.
Jon Stavas was the leading tackler with 13 total tackles. Jake Clark and Andrew Blum was second and third on the team with 10 and 8.5 total tackles. Andrew Blum also recorded two solo sacks on the night. Junior Jake Murtfeld picked off the Webster City Quarterback on the last play of the first half. Murtfeld broke his collarbone on the play and was out the entire second half.
Glenwood finished their season with a overall record of 9-3. All three of the losses came against teams who made the playoffs. Glenwood was a team of the road this year. The Rams went 5-0 on the road in the regular season and 2-1 on the road in the playoffs. The team scored 406 points on the season with 198 coming from the ground and 126 through the air. Little scored 12 points with field goals and 44 PAT points. On defense the Rams had 537 total tackles on the year. Glenwood's defense only gave up 187 points this season.
Team Leaders (according to quikstats)
Kolten Wilwerding 1,527 yards with 19 touchdowns and 8 interceptions
Cole Loeffelbein 1,345 yards with 19 touchdowns
Mavrick Decker 685 yards with 10 touchdowns
Jon Stavas 69 total tackles
Caleb Sanders 5 total sacks
Jake Murtfeld 2 interceptions
Mavrick Decker 2 interceptions
Jon Stavas 3 recoveries
Seth Little 44/53
Seth Little 4/5 (long 44 yards)