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Wyoming State High School Football Championship Results

November 10, 2018
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The University of Wyoming is playing host to the Wyoming State High School Football Championships Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10. For more information about the Wyoming High School Athletic Association, go to http://www.whsaa.org/.

Natrona County Breaks Through as 4A State Champions

November 10, 2018 -- After coming up short the past two seasons, the Natrona County Mustangs finally toppled rival Sheridan for the 4A state title 28-14 Saturday night at the University of Wyoming’s War Memorial Stadium.

Sheridan had won the past three state championships in Wyoming’s largest school division, but the Mustangs broke through with 21 second-quarter points, taking advantage of a trio of Bronc turnovers to take a 21-0 lead at the half -- a double-digit lead it would never relinquish.

It was Natrona’s 18th state title and it’s first since 2014. Sheridan was seeking its 27th state championship -- the most of any Wyoming program.

The Mustang’s Jordan Bertagnole sparked the Mustangs with a pair of blocked punts in the second quarter that led to short touchdowns - one which was scooped up by Tehl Campbell on a 10-yard return. Sandwiched in between was Kade Steiner’s 26-yard pick six.

UW signee Parker Christensen, of Sheridan, was the Broncs’ top offensive player with 129 yards rushing, including a 1-yard touchdown run. Sheridan outgained the Mustangs 298 yards to 256, but could not overcome the two blocked punts and the interception that resulted in a score for Natrona.

The Mustangs were the top seed entering the state title game, while Sheridan was third.

Sheridan and Natrona County both made their seventh appearances at War Memorial Stadium Saturday night-- the most of any programs in the state. It was the fourth time they have met for the state title, with the two schools splitting the four-game series.

Either Natrona County or Sheridan, or both, have represented Class 4A all 10 years the state championships have been played on the Cowboys’ home turf. In fact, the only other 4A team to win a state title at War Memorial Stadium is Cheyenne East, which defeated Natrona County in 2013.

For complete team and individual statistics, click here.

 

Big Horn Crushes Cokeville for 1A/11-Man Title in Clash of Unbeaten Teams

November 10, 2018 – Big Horn’s Kade Eisele took the game’s opening kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown, and the Rams never let up in dominating Cokeville 56-3 in the 1A/11-man state championship game Saturday at War Memorial Stadium on the University of Wyoming campus.

The game was expected to be a close matchup between the division’s top two teams -- both entered the championship game unbeaten in 10 games. But, it was the Rams who were the dominant team. Big Horn, which won its sixth state title, scored 28 points in each half.

Cokeville, which boasts an impressive 22 state championships, was denied its first title since 2014. It also marked the first time that the Panthers have lost at War Memorial Stadium. Cokeville was the only team in Laramie this weekend with a perfect record playing on Jonah Field. The Panthers previously won four state titles on the Cowboys’ home field.

Eisele was the game’s standout rushing for 207 yards on just 16 carries and a pair of long touchdown runs, including a 79-yard scamper to close out the day’s scoring. The Rams displayed a balanced scoring attack, rushing for 270 yards, while quarterback Quinn McCaffery passed for 233 yards and two touchdown strikes. In all, Big Horn piled up 516 yards in total offense.

On the other side of the ball, the Rams’ stout defense limited the high-powered Panther offense to just 142 total yards, including zero through the air. The team’s only score came on Brayden Johnson’s 22-yard field goal with 8 minutes remaining in the third quarter.

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Strong First Half Carries Buffalo to 2A State Championship

November 10, 2018 -- Buffalo opened a 29-0 halftime lead and turned back a Mountain View rally with a pair of fourth quarter interceptions to capture the state 2A state title 43-18 over the Buffaloes. The game was played Saturday afternoon at the University of Wyoming’s War Memorial Stadium.

Buffalo, the East Conference’s top seed, won its 10th straight game after an opening season loss to earn its first victory on UW’s home field. It was the Bison’s first trip back to War Memorial Stadium since losing the 3A championship game to Douglas in 2009.

Saturday’s victory gave Buffalo its fifth state football championship, and the first since 2005.

For Mountain View, the Buffaloes were hoping to repeat as 2A state title holders after capturing the school’s fifth championship last season.

After trailing 29-0 at the half, the Buffaloes scored three straight touchdowns, the last coming early in the fourth quarter to cut Buffalo’s lead to 29-18. But, the Bison defense came alive in the final 10 minutes, converting a pair of interceptions into touchdowns to pull away.

The tandem of running back Rowen Ruby and Cody Milmine combined for a whopping 404 yards rushing and four touchdowns for Buffalo. Mountain View was led by the 1-2 punch of Briggin Bluemel who rushed for 178 yards and two scores. Quarterback Kimball Madsen tossed one touchdown, while passing for 190 yards and rushing for an additional 99.

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Star Valley Returns to Top of 3A Football

November 9, 2018 – After a slow start to the season, the Star Valley Braves strung together nine consecutive wins, culminating with a 35-14 victory against top-ranked Torrington in the 3A state championship game Friday at the Univeirsity of Wyoming’s War Memorial Stadium.

Displaying a more balanced offensive attack throughout the game, the Braves jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead early in the second quarter and played tough defensive football in handing the Trailblazers their first loss in 11 games this season.

Star Valley, the West Conference’s top seed, only led 14-7 at the half, but broke the game open with two third-quarter scores on a pair of short runs by David Castillo and R.J. Cazier. The Braves finished the season with a 10-2 record.

Both team displayed power running games with Star Valley grinding out 272 yards on the ground, while the Trailblazers, ranked No. 1 for most of the season, had 199. Cazier led all rushers with 127 yards. Bryan Lemmon, who led the Blazers’ offensive output with 116 rushing yards, scored both Torrington touchdowns.

Star Valley now has won 11 state football championships, having won the 2016 title on Jonah Field. Torrington was seeking its first state title in 28 years and its first victory on the Cowboys’ home field. The Trailblazers have won three state titles in school history.

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Farson Wins First State Football Championship, Taking 1A/6-man Title

November 9, 2018 -- Farson made history Friday, winning the school’s first-ever state championship and completing a perfect season by crushing Burlington 73-38 in the 1A/6-man title game. The contest was played at War Memorial Stadium on the University of Wyoming campus.

Playing in their third straight state title game, the top-seeded Pronghorns, from the West Conference, put up 34 first-quarter points on the Huskies to finish the season 11-0. Burlington, which came into the championship game as the No. 4 seed from the West, was looking for its third state title and the first since 1994. The Huskies closed out the year at 6-5.

The Pronghorns led 59-26 at the half.

Farson, which totaled 487 yards on the ground, was led by Clancy Gines, who rushed for 236 yards on just seven carries. Four of those rushing attempts ended in touchdowns.

The Huskies’ Dontae Garza passed for a pair of scores and added four rushing touchdowns in a losing effort. Burlington was making its initial appearance at UW and was the 35th Wyoming high school team to play on Jonah Field since all the state title games were moved to Laramie 10 years ago.

The 1A/6-man championship game was a rematch between the two schools from the regular season. In week 7, Farson scored a last-second touchdown to win 47-41 at Burlington.

For complete team and individual statistics, click here.

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