The high school football playoffs enter the semifinal round tomorrow, Friday, and Saturday, inside the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. Greene County head football coach Mitch Moore said a 1-8 season in his first year heading the program did not change his goals for the Rams. Those goals include having Greene County teams not only make the playoffs, but reach the UNI-Dome. “It’s been fun and it’s been exciting,” the coach said of his first experience as a head coach. “I still remain very positive about what we can do here, and what we’re going to do here. My goals and lofty expectations, and all those things are not going to change. We’ve just got to refine some things. Now I’m a little more versed in what everything around here is about, so that’ll help me. From a football standpoint we’ve got to take a little bit of a bunker mentality and keep our team close and tight knit and be valuable members of this community, and keep working!”
Harlan Community and Pella play tomorrow in a Class 3A semifinal. The Rams, one of 3A’s smaller programs played one of Class 3A’s better schedules, which included four playoff teams, two quarterfinalists, and one semifinalist in Harlan.