No defense in Class 1A’s District 8 took the ball away more than Panorama.

Panorama earned a spot in the state playoffs for the first time since 2015, and their defense was a big part of their success. The Panthers tied Mount Ayr for the district lead in interceptions defensively with 13. Trent Hambleton led Panorama with four picks, which was second best in the district individually. The Panther defense ran away with the turnover battle with their 16 fumble recoveries. That mark was five more than the next team in the district. Three different Panthers came up with multiple recoveries in their 10 games. Wyatt Appleseth led the way for Panorama, and the district, coming up with the other teams ball three times.

Panorama’s season ended at the hands of 2018 state runner up Dike-New Hartford in the first round of the playoffs.