The Dallas Center-Grimes football team finished their season with a strong win over Gilbert on Oct. 21. Unfortunately for the Mustangs, the 30-29 win wasn't enough to get them into the playoffs, but it did stop the Tigers from going as well.
The Mustangs ended their season with a 6-3 overall record.
According to www.quikstatsiowa.com by the end of their season, the Mustangs had 42.9 percent of their passing yards completed. They had 72 completions for 960 yards for an average of 13.3 yards per completion. The Mustangs leading quarterback was Damon Clapper. Clapper had 62 completions for 882 yards to end the season. He also averaged 14.2 yards per completion.
For rushing yards, Nathan Brown held an easy lead. By the end of the season, Brown had 199 rush attempts for 835 yards and 4.2 yards per carry. The second leading rusher for the Mustangs was Tanner Epple who averaged 7.2 yards per carry. Epple had only 36 rush attempts and a total of 259 rushing yards this season. As a team the Mustangs finished with 1,462 rushing yards and 344 rush attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry.
Trey Washington had the most receiving yards for the Mustangs, but Epple had the most receptions at the end of the season. Washington finished with 14 receptions and 291 yards. He also had an average of 20.8 yards per catch. On the other hand, Epple had 18 receptions but only 259 receiving yards for 14.4 yards per catch. The Mustangs had 72 total receptions, for 960 yards and averaged 13.3 yards per catch.
The Mustangs scored 27 total touchdowns this season (13 rushing, 12 receiving and 2 returning). The team also had six field goals, 22 PATs and two two-point conversions. The Mustangs leading scorer of the season was Brown with 10 rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown. Washington had the second-most points for the Mustangs. He had one rushing touchdown, six receiving and one returning touchdown. Kicker Austin James was 100 percent on his extra points for the season. James had 22 of the Mustangs points.
On the defensive side, the Mustangs had 471.5 tackles. To finish the season, they had 404 solo tackles and 67.5 tackle assists as well as nine solo sacks. Trent Carpenter had 62 solo tackles and 13 tackle assists for 75 tackles by the end of the season. Spencer Hansen had 54.5 total tackles this season. He ended up with 44 solo tackles, 10.5 tackle assists and one solo sack.
The Mustangs ended their season with a big win, but it just wasn't enough for them to be a wild card to move onto the playoffs.