As I shared earlier this spring, I am working hard to fill in some missing info for some of the smaller schools in the Bighorn Basin. The past couple weeks, I’ve really concentrated on 1953 and 1954 and have a bunch of new updates to show for it.
For 1954, I added 10 new games to the database, including five for Meeteetse and three for Deaver-Frannie. Meeteetse’s five added games included a 25-0 loss to Byron on some day between Sept. 7-13 (added to the missing games list because I couldn’t find the exact date or a location), a 20-6 victory over Burlington on Oct. 6, a 19-14 victory over the Cody JV on Oct. 14, a 43-31 loss to the Lovell JV on Oct. 20 and a 18-14 victory over the Cody JV on Oct. 28. For Deaver-Frannie, I added a victory over the Worland Institute on Oct. 15 (and added it to the missing games because I couldn’t find a score or a location), a 37-12 victory over Burlington on Oct. 22 (and added it to the missing games list because I couldn’t pin down the location) and a 36-18 loss to Cowley on Oct. 29. I also added a game between Lovell and Billings Central, Mont., on Oct 21 (added to the missing games list because I couldn’t find a score) and Byron’s 19-18 victory over the Lovell JV on Nov. 9 (added to the missing games list because I couldn’t find a location).
Digging into the 1953 season gave me four new games, all involving Deaver-Frannie. I have added Deaver-Frannie’s 37-0 victory over the Worland Institute on Oct. 3 (and added it to the missing games list because I couldn’t find the location), Cowley’s 21-20 victory over Deaver-Frannie on some day between or including Oct. 8-10 (and added it to the missing games list because I couldn’t find the exact date or a location), Deaver-Frannie’s 39-6 victory over Burlington on some day between or including Oct. 14-17 (and added it to the missing games list because I couldn’t find an exact date or a location) and Cowley’s 32-26 victory over Deaver-Frannie on Oct. 23.
I also explored Saratoga’s 1950 season but turned up more questions than answers. One game was added — the Panthers’ 21-13 loss to Pinedale on Sept. 22 — but two other games scheduled for Saratoga that season didn’t fit the rest of the state. Saratoga had a game scheduled with Lyman on Oct. 13, but Lyman played Farson that week; Saratoga also had a game scheduled with Hanna on Oct. 20, but Hanna played Reliance that day. Both of those games are staying off the database for now but are noted here.
Jackson’s 1951 season also saw a couple additions: a 14-6 loss to Green River on Oct. 16, and a game with Soda Springs, Idaho, on either Oct. 19 or Oct. 20 (added to the missing games list because I couldn’t find a date or a result).
Added Wheatland’s 20-13 victory over the Laramie JV on Sept. 26, 1952.
Added St. Mary’s 26-20 loss to the Laramie JV on Oct. 19, 1955.
Found the location for the Oct. 18, 2008, game between the Hanna JV and Midwest (it was in Hanna).
Found the score of Ten Sleep’s 44-6 loss to the Belfry, Mont., JV on Oct. 20, 2007.
Found the date for the Sept. 5, 1981, game between the Evanston JV and Mountain View.
Found locations for two Hanna games in 1956 — the Oct. 9 game with Baggs (in Hanna) and the Oct. 19 game with Encampment (in Encampment).
Found the score for the Huntley-Albin game on Oct. 6, 1954 — a 33-33 tie. (This game also moved into fifth place all-time on the scoring records list on the list of highest scoring tie games.)
Found the score of Upton’s 28-20 victory over the Rapid City, S.D., JV on Oct. 17, 1957.
Also, for consistency’s sake, I removed two canceled games, one between Ten Sleep and Fort Washakie scheduled for Sept. 20, 2008, and the other between Burlington and Meeteetse scheduled for Oct. 20, 1989. Fort Washakie and Burlington didn’t have teams in those particular years.
All the updates have been made on all the relevant pages.
Coaches Project: Updates for Big Horn, Big Piney, Buffalo, Byron, Cowley, Encampment, Greybull, Huntley, Morton, Powell, Reliance, St. Mary’s, Snake River, Sunrise, Superior, University Prep. Check out those updates on those teams’ pages, and click here to see what else I’m missing.