The following all-state teams have been added to the site, with thanks again going to Stat Rat Jim Craig for finding them at the State Archives:

1965 Class B

1966 Class B

1967 Class AA

1967 Class B-UPI (AP all East; UPI all but two from the West)

The 1967 Class B all-state teams were bizarre, and I’ve included both the AP and UPI all-state listings on the site. The AP all-state listings only listed players from the east side of the state; the UPI all-state team had 13 players on it, but 11 were from the west and only two were from the east. They’re both included here, as I feel to only list one or the other would not be truly representative of the state as a whole.

(I have yet to see the Class B all-state teams from 1968, 1969 or 1970, but I’m guessing they’re doozies. In 1971, a Class B all-state team wasn’t chosen; the coaches cited continuous regional bloc voting as the reason, noting that coaches would consistently vote for players only from their region and no others, thus ruining the integrity of the teams selected. Can’t wait to see those teams and piece together the rest of the story.)

The 1965 Class A all-state team was also completed; it had a couple missing names.

The available all-state teams from the 1960s are here. Thanks again to Jim for his help!

–patrick

Chris Link has resigned after five seasons as head coach at Guernsey-Sunrise.

Guernsey-Sunrise AD Glenn Freeburg confirmed Link’s resignation via email to wyoming-football.com. Link did not reply to an email sent to his Guernsey school address.

Link went 28-19 in his five years with the Vikings, including an 11-0 season and a Class 1A six-man state championship in 2014. The Vikings went 5-4 last season and were the only team to beat eventual state champion Kaycee.

Link will leave Guernsey, as his wife took another job outside the area, Freeburg said. A replacement has not yet been named.

Link is the fourth head coach in Wyoming to step aside this offseason and the second in Class 1A six-man with Ten Sleep.

–patrick

A short reminder for state track and field weekend: This site lists every Wyoming high school track and field champion back to 1974 for boys and 1973 for girls, as well as team champions back to 1922. Bookmark it now so you can refer to it on Thursday, Friday and Saturday!

–patrick

Kaycee’s Hayden Fauber will join the North squad for the Shrine Bowl.

He replaces Kelly Walsh’s Alex Ferguson for the game, executive director John Cundall said in a release.

The annual all-star football game is June 11 in Casper.

–patrick

Jim Craig has come through again with some more help on games I’ve long been questioning. Thanks to his help, I’ve been able to make these updates:

Added Moorcroft’s 32-0 loss to the Natrona JV on Sept. 27, 1979, in Casper.

Fixed the score and winner of Goshen Hole’s 12-6 victory against Burns on Nov. 2, 1971. I had Burns winning by the same score.

Fixed the score and winner of Burlington’s 50-0 victory against Manderson on Sept. 13, 1974. I had Manderson winning by the same score.

Fixed the score and winner of Rawlins’ 26-16 victory against Lander on Oct. 8, 1976. I had Lander winning by the same score.

Fixed the score and winner of Wheatland’s 35-0 victory against the Laramie JV on Sept. 8, 1979. I had the Laramie JV winning by the same score.

All of the updates have been made on all the relevant pages.

–patrick

Four players have been added to the 2016 Shrine Bowl rosters, executive director John Cundall said Monday.

Sheridan’s Zach Campbell, Jackson’s Gabe Walls and Buffalo’s Tommy Fieldgrove have been added to the North team, while Dusty Iorg of Mountain View was added to the South squad. They replace Sheridan’s Blake Godwin, Buffalo’s Trey Schroefel and Tongue River’s Jaxn Kobza (North), and Torrington’s Colton Bustillos (South).

The student athletic trainers/managers will be KinDale Andreen of Thermopolis and Sierra Force of Natrona (North), and Ang Back of Douglas and McKenna Worden of Laramie (South). They will work with the certified trainers, Joanne Brewster of Sheridan (North) and Alan Hill of Cheyenne East (South).

The annual all-star football game is June 11 in Casper.

–patrick

A couple updates; Mr. “Stat Rat” himself Jim Craig helped me verify the correct final scores for these games. Thanks for the help!

I updated Saratoga’s 7-6 victory against Cokeville on Oct. 9, 1986. Originally I had Cokeville winning by the same score. The Saratoga yearbook from that year tipped me off that I might have it wrong; Mr. Craig verified the Saratoga victory.

(This correction is especially relevant now, as Cokeville coach Todd Dayton chases down career victory No. 300. “Losing” this victory knocks Dayton down to 298 career victories, two short of the cute, round number of 300 that I’ll probably celebrate more than Dayton will…)

I also updated Glenrock’s 36-27 loss to the Natrona JV on Oct. 18, 1974. I originally had Glenrock winning this game 27-26.

All the updates have been made on all the relevant pages.

As always, if you see anything that looks wrong, please let me know!

–patrick

Inspired by the tallying of Wyoming high school football stadium capacities, last week I updated the locations and elevations for those stadiums on the stadiums page.

I used a new tool to re-estimate the elevations of every stadium — Daft Logic’s elevation estimator — and also reset the locations of a handful of new stadiums that have popped up since 2013, when I originally did this research.

Kemmerer’s new stadium increased its elevation 87 feet and moved the Rangers’ rank from fifth to third statewide, leaping Evanston and Dubois. Recalculation of Saratoga’s elevation at its new stadium increased the Panthers’ home-field elevation 83 feet and put the Panthers ahead of Big Piney, Hanna and Rawlins. Riverton’s new stadium bumped up the elevation 50 feet and helped Riverton leap past Cody and Lusk. Most other schools saw their elevations change slightly, although most by no more than a couple feet in either direction; only one of those little changes caused any change in the order of the schools, as Guernsey-Sunrise jumped Thermopolis.

All of the details on locations and elevations of stadiums are available here.

–patrick

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