Lewis Central looks to continue district dominance with matchup at Harlan Friday

(Council Bluffs) Lewis Central is 17-1 in the last two seasons as a Class 3A football program. The only Titan setback in that span came in last year’s semifinals to eventual champ CR Xavier. In the seven district games they’ve played over the last two seasons they have allowed just 9.1 points per contest.

Justin Kammrad took over the top spot on the staff after Jim Duggan retired. He took over a team that had a wealth of talent back on defense and would be looking to find an offensive identity in the post-Max Duggan era. Even with the graduation of a D-1 1 quarterback, they have a ton of potential to make some noise in the postseason.

They’ll take on a Harlan team whose reputation speaks for itself. “Their kids play extremely hard. They are tough kids. They get after it and are very athletic all the way around. They are going to find a way to name plays. The names might change in the program, but the way they play and how they go about their business remain the same. It’s always a tough group of guys.”

Iowa commit Logan Jones headlines a defense that’s as good as they come, but he’s not alone. Coach Kammrad says Hunter Deyo, Julian Brown, Brady Miller round out a good and experienced defensive line. Kammrad adds, “I think really where we are really strong at is linebacker.” The linebackers include Colbey Roth (a four year starter), Jake Lear, Tevin Statzer, and Brennan Kobes. Statzer leads the group with 26 tackles while Deyo has 10 tackles for loss.

Offensively Thomas Fidone has emerged as a big play threat. The 6’5″ 215 pound junior is receiving division one offers. He’s caught 21 passes for 349 yards. Brady Miller leads the team in rushing at 676 yards on an average of 8 yards per carry.