Roadrunners speed off with win to spoil Panther Homecoming

Braylon Dawes and Christian Monroy-Nunez combine to bring down an Interstate-35 receiver Friday at Panora. Photo courtesy of Mallory Quick.

PANORA, IA — Visiting Interstate-35 rushed for 232 total yards and five touchdowns while holding Panorama to just 14 yards of total offense in posting a 47-0 Class 1A District 7 win Friday.

I-35 (3-2, 2-0) was off early, scoring on runs of three yards and of 53 yards for a 14-0 lead after one quarter. Two short touchdown plunges and a safety moved the score to 30-0 in the second period, with a 10-yard TD pass setting the margin at 37-0 at the intermission.

A 34-yard field goal in the third quarter and a 44-yard fourth quarter TD burst finished the scoring ledger.

Panorama (1-4. 0-2) was without several injured starters, with some players having to take the field at less than full strength to round out the best possible lineup.

Quarterback Cayden VanMeer was 12-19-1 for just 21 yards, with Nathan Lindstrom hitting 1-of-2 passes for a single yard.

Catching passes were Braedon Draper (5-18), Brayden Neinecke (2-5), Bralen Dawes (1-1), and Sawyer Simmons (1, minues-2).

Jacob Walker (4-8), Austin Wagner (2-2) Simmons (6, minus-2) and VanMeer (4, minus-16) carried the ball for the home team.

Panorama simply struggled to maintain any offensive momentum in the game, with I-35 holding a 17-3 lead in first downs gained. Both teams faced 11 third-down plays, with the guests converting six and the hosts just one.

Draper made six tackles and Dawes five, with Kedric Smith making five stops and Will Knapp four. Smith had a sack and two tackles for loss, with Knapp making one TFL.

Panorama journeys to West Central Valley Friday. The Wildcats fell, 48-0, to Van Meter Sept. 23. They are 2-3 overall and 0-2 in district play. Kick off is at 7 p.m.


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