Panorama Senior Dominic Walker was recently named Offensive Player of the Year in Class 1A’s eighth-district.
This is no small feat as this district produced the State runner-up in Van Meter, so there were plenty of talented student-athletes to choose from. With that said, Walker certainly stood out among the groups.
Walker threw for 1,982 yards, fifth-most of any athlete in the State, regardless of class. His 19 touchdown passes ranked second in Class 1A with 19. Walker wasn’t just great from inside the pocket, he also ran for a team high 330 yards and four more scores. In his final game as a Panther he laid it all on the line. Pella Christian was able to contain the passing game to 131 yards, but Walker was still able to find the endzone twice on touchdown passes to Evan Taylor and Preston Walker. When the air-raid attack wasn’t working, he helped Panorama close the gap after the Eagles had a 21-6 lead in the fourth quarter with his legs rushing for 157 yards and adding another touchdown.
While the Panthers couldn’t complete the comeback in time to keep their season alive, Walker’s impact on the Panorama program will outlive his time on the gridiron.