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OAKALND – The details haven’t been finalized, but Riverside has found an opponent for Friday’s football game.

The opponent comes from southeast Iowa: Davis County of Bloomfield. The game will be at Central Decatur High School in Leon.

The Class 2A Mustangs will come into the game with a 3-1 record, and Riverside coach Darrel Frain is looking forward to the game.

The Bulldogs were supposed to take on AHSTW, but they are in an online learning situation due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the district. That forced them to search for an opponent.

The Bulldogs almost had a game lined up with Gibbon, Neb., a suburb of Kearney in central Nebraska. But things fell through.

“Then within an hour, their (Davis County’s) athletic director gave me a call and said there was an opening and we had been working on it ever since,” said Frain. “About an hour ago, it came together and we could go to Leon and play.”

The Mustangs are 3-1 after coming off a week where they were idle. Their only loss is to top-ranked Williamsburg, 54-14. Riverside, off to one of its best starts in school history, will be going into the game 4-1 after coming off a 49-6 homecoming win over Sidney.

Quarterback Carson Maeder leads the Mustang offense with 696 yards on 45-of-80 passing with nine touchdowns and just one interception. Caeden Glosser has 434 of those receiving yards with seven touchdowns, easily Maeder’s top target.

Gavin McCall has 356 yards rushing, averaging 5.6 yards per carry, and three touchdowns. Glosser and Dawson Townsend have three interceptions each; the Mustangs have forced 14 turnovers.

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