PANORA, IA — A Thursday 6 p.m. kickoff will start the final game of the football season for Davis County and host Panorama.
Panorama (2-6, 1-4 1AD7) and Davis County (3-5, 1-4 2AD6) both missed the playoffs. As the smaller classes play an eight-game schedule, non-qualifiers are allowed to arrange a week nine meeting.
The Mustangs have passed for 833 yards (13.2 yards per catch) and eight touchdowns with six interceptions. The team has 1,091 rushing yards and 10 TDs on 280 carries.
Quarterback Will Carter is the chief weapon, as he also leads the team on the ground with 593 yards and six scores on 141 runs. Bret Prevo (67-284, 1 TD) is the lead tailback.
Davis County has intercepted three passes and recovered 12 fumbles. They have been outscored 249-128, an average deficit of 31-16.
Cayden VanMeer is 120-of-210 for 1,075 of the 1,132 Panorama passing yards. VanMeer has been intercepted 11 times (the team has thrown 13 picks) and is responsible for all 12 aerial TDs.
Braedon Draper has caught 49 passes for 516 yards and eight TDs, with Klayton Bremer (29-307, 1 TD), and Connor Love (14-110, 2 TDs) also heavily involved.
The Panthers have rushed for only 934 yards on 249 carries with 10 TDs. The loss of Ryan Cogil for several games limited the effectiveness of the attack, but he returned to the lineup last week and has 607 yards and six TDs on 121 hauls.
The defense has 10 fumble recoveries and three interceptions. The team has been outscored 402-166, a clip of 21-50.