Friday Night Frenzy (Week 8, 2022)
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) – The final week of the high school football regular season concluded Friday. Central put on an impressive performance against Rock Springs in a 45-7 victory. The Tigers scored on their opening drive, but the Indians defense shut them down the rest of the way– punctuated by back-to-back pick sixes in the second half. Central locked down the #4 seed in the playoffs with the win, and Rock Springs will be the #7 seed.
One of the most impactful games of the Friday slate was Laramie versus South. It had the potential for the Plainsmen to play themselves in or out of the postseason. The first half was a struggle for both teams, as Laramie’s 6-0 lead didn’t come with much momentum for either squad. In the end, the Plainsmen rallied to take the victory 21-0 and locked up the #8 seed for next week.
Who did Laramie keep from entering the fold? Well, the Kelly Walsh Trojans entered Friday on the bubble as well, and needed a Laramie loss to extend their chances. They also would’ve needed a win, something the East Thunderbirds weren’t ready to give up. The T-Birds offense continued to click, scoring 49 points en route to another victory on the year. This makes East the #2 seed for the upcoming week.
The Oil City saw a top five matchup tonight as well, but the game was not as close as the matchup on paper. Natrona County thumped Thunder Basin 56-14; the Mustangs opened the game with 21 straight points, and closed the game scoring 28 unanswered. The win secures Natrona the #3 seed entering the postseason, and the Bolts will have the #5 seed.
Final: #1 Sheridan 48 Campbell County 6
Final: #2 Cheyenne East 49 Kelly Walsh 7
Final: #3 Natrona 56 #5 Thunder Basin 14
Final: #4 Cheyenne Central 45 Rock Springs 7
Final: Laramie 21 Cheyenne South 0
Final: #2 Star Valley 48 Jackson 7
Final: #3 Douglas 45 #5 Lander 0
Final: #4 Buffalo 47 Rawlins 14
Final: Worland 42 Riverton 21
Final: Evanston 44 Green River 7
Final: #1 Cody 62 Powell 15
Final: #3 Lyman 16 #5 Cokeville 6
Final: #2 Big Horn 56 Burns 13
Final: Mountain View 13 Kemmerer 6
Final: #4 Tongue River 41 Wheatland 0
Final: Upton-Sundance 26 Glenrock 12
Final: Newcastle 39 Torrington 14
Final: #1 Lovell 58 Thermopolis 13
Final: #4 Big Piney 34 Riverside 0 (Thursday)
Final: Rocky Mountain 35 #3 Wind River 0 (Thursday)
Final: Moorcroft 72 Guernsey-Sunrise 6
Final: Lingle-Ft. Laramie 69 Saratoga 8
Final: #1 Pine Bluffs 63 #5 Southeast 6
Final: Lusk 32 Wright 14
Final: #2 Dubois 60 #3 Burlington 52
Final: Rich County, UT 35 Pinedale 7
Final: #1 Little Snake River 48 Rock Springs JV 8 (6-Man) (Thursday)
Final: #2 Shoshoni 56 Natrona Sophs 17 (9-Man) (Thursday)
Final: Meeteetse 56 Cody JV 43 (6-Man) (Thursday)
Final: Hulett 83 Casper Christian 26
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