A No. 1 versus No. 2 showdown in Class 3A is the fan-voted WyoPreps Week 7 ‘Game of the Week.’

The top-ranked Jackson Broncs head to Powell to play the second-rated Panthers.

Jackson is 6-1 on the season and 3-0, sitting atop the 3A West Conference. Their lone loss this season was back in week two to Pocatello, ID, 30-14.

Powell has a 5-1 overall record and is 2-1 in the league. Their only loss was at home in week four to rival Cody, 14-0.

In the audio interviews at the top of this story, WyoPreps spoke with both head coaches, Powell’s Chase Kistler and Jackson’s David Joyce by phone.

Coach Kistler was a guest earlier this year, so he discussed his team’s performance since the loss to Cody, what he’s seeing from the Panthers on both sides of the ball, what a difficult opponent Jackson will be, how he’s ready to get to the playoffs, and more.

Coach Joyce talked about his team’s 6-1 start with a ‘younger squad’ and what he’s liked and disliked. He touched on the year that his running back and quarterback are having, how they could be more potent, what it will be like to play Powell, and how he’s anxious to get the postseason started.

The big match-up in this game will be Jackson’s No. 1 rated offense that averages just shy of 500 yards and 44 points per game against Powell’s No. 2 ranked defense that allows only 210 yards and nine points per game.

The Broncs come in with the No. 1 rusher, passer, and receiver in Class 3A with Brody Hasenack, Sadler Smith, and Sam Scott. Hasenack leads the state at 226 rushing yards per game and has scored 16 touchdowns. Jackson is anchored on defense by the trio of Colter Dawson, Sam Lopeman, and William Pew.

QB Landon Lengfelder leads the Powell Panthers. He is fifth in Class 3A averaging 169.4 all-purpose yards per game. Lengfelder also is a return specialist and plays defense. The Panthers have four running backs averaging more than 37 yards per game. Their defense is led by Toran Graham, Adrian Geller, and Seth Horton.

Friday will be the 37th meeting between the two schools on the football field. Powell holds a 20-16 lead in the all-time series, but Jackson has won the last two games. The series goes back to 1983. The series history is courtesy of wyoming-football.com.

Kick-off is at 5 p.m. from Panther Stadium in Powell.

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