The 16th-ranked Tug Valley Panthers are looking to punch their ticket to the state tournament, but the 7th-ranked Van Bulldogs stand in their way.
Tug Valley (6-3) is entering the contest after falling at home to 9th-ranked Man, 24-8, on Friday. The Panthers can secure a playoff spot with a win, but a loss will almost certainly spell the end of their season.
Jaxon Nenni-Mills has handled the quarterback duties lately for the Panthers. Nenni-Mills is 19-of-39 passing this season for 290 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.
Adam Slone leads Tug Valley’s rushing attack with 851 yards and 10 touchdowns on 116 carries. Bryson Elia has 123 carries for 690 yards and 6 touchdowns. Elia also has 17 catches for 135 yards and 1 touchdown. On defense, Elia has 5 interceptions.
Brady Brewer leads the Panther receivers with 23 catches for 313 yards and 1 touchdown. Ashton Davis has added 17 catches for 200 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Van (9-0) is led by quarterback Brady Green. Green has completed 36-of-70 passes for 621 yards, 10 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Green also has 130 carries for 1,066 yards and 14 touchdown.
Byron Stewer has 91 carries for 695 yards and 12 touchdowns. Jason Massey has 14 catches for 359 yards and 5 touchdowns.
This extremely important match up is set for 7:30 pm at Van.