This week, has transitioned to a new way of displaying game-by-game results on both team and year pages.

The new table-based display allows for a more dynamic and consistent way of showing game scores that also provides more consistency between and among pages than the old text-based display allowed. It also allows for more dynamic searching and filtering of results, allowing users to find out more about their favorite teams, rivalries, seasons and more.

Click here for a primer on how to use the new score display to its full potential.

This new approach has been a thought of mine for years, but only recently — thanks to the financial support of’s page sponsors — could I buy the kind of technical support I needed to implement the change. I don’t want to get too lost in the techno-babble here, but the quickest way to explain it is that all game results come from one place and are loaded on demand rather than the results themselves resting on any one page. What that means is when I do an update, I can do one update to the database rather than updates to the year page and each team page. And the benefit you get is the chance to have more of an opportunity to comb through those results to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Thanks to my wife, Charlynn, for sharing a bit of web development expertise beyond my understanding for helping me make it work.

If you see anything that looks weird or incorrect as you explore the new display, please let me know!


Two games with the wrong winners have been fixed and updated. In both games, it was a case of the original source I looked at having the winner and score wrong:

Powell beat Lovell 7-0 on Sept. 3, 1954; I had Lovell winning by the same score.

Huntley beat Glenrock 12-7 on Sept. 10, 1965; I had Glenrock winning 17-12.

I also fixed the score for Sundance’s 41-27 victory against Moorcroft on Oct. 2, 1963; I had listed 40-21.

I also knocked off some missing coaches’ names from the Coaches Project:

Basin’s coach in 1930 was Frank Sharrar and 1948 was Martin Darling. … Burns’ coach in 1940 and 1941 was Bill Fiegenbaum. … Cokeville’s coach in 1927 was Okie Blanchard. … Cowley’s coach in 1924 was Andrew “Red” Willis and 1948 was Harry Mangus. … Guernsey’s coach in 1931 was Ray Frink. … Shoshoni’s coach in 1945 was Bill Gibney and in 1946 was Bob Porter. … Star Valley’s coach in 1928 was Newell Peterson. … Ten Sleep’s coach in 1940 was Ralph Crowton.

I also found the first initials for Lovell’s coach in 1923, C.H. McClure; added the full first name for Manderson’s coach in 1940, Harold Bender; and corrected the spelling for Sunrise’s coach in 1943, Jack Secrest.

All the updates have been made on all the relevant pages. As always, if you see anything that looks wrong on this site, please let me know:


I’ve tracked down a few more dates, locations and scores for some missing games, including several for Star Valley:

Found the date for Star Valley’s Oct. 21, 1949, game with Malad, Idaho; found the location for Star Valley’s Oct. 29, 1948, game vs. Malad, Idaho (it was in Afton); and the dates for four Star Valley games in 1945: the Oct. 5 game against Downey, Idaho; the Oct. 19 game at Paris, Idaho; the Oct. 20 game at Superior (yes, the Braves played two road games in one weekend); and the Oct. 26 game at Montpelier, Idaho.

Found the score for Sunrise’s 43-0 victory against Albin on Sept. 24, 1954.

Found the date for the Sept. 15, 1967, game between Huntley and Lyman, Nebraska.

Found the score for Albin’s 23-14 victory against Hawk Springs on Nov. 11, 1941; I knew Albin had won, but I didn’t know the score.

Fixed the date and added the location for Bridger, Montana’s, 7-6 victory against Deaver-Frannie on Oct. 21, 1939, in Bridger.

Fixed the date and added the location for Sunrise’s 12-0 victory against Wheatland on Nov. 1, 1935; it was in Sunrise. Also noted that Wheatland’s game scheduled with Manville on Nov. 1 was not played.

Corrected the date for Guernsey’s game with Sunrise on Sept. 29, 1934; I originally had Guernsey playing two games on Sept. 28, one with Manville and one with Sunrise. Guernsey played two games that weekend, with the Sunrise game coming a day after the Manville game.

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

Also, the Casper Star-Tribune released its Super 25 team recently. That team has been added to the Super 25 page on this site, as well.


After years — more than a decade — of not being able to locate the 1994 Class 1A nine-man all-state team, I finally have it. Thanks to my former coach at Midwest, Mike Good, for the hookup! This team was the last team dating back to 1932 that I had yet to locate. The completionist in me is quite happy right now. The listings are on the 1990s all-state page.

Also, I fixed Kemmerer’s coach for 1999; it was Jason Sleep, not Joe Aimone. Thanks to Chris Wagner for his help with that fix!


A few quick updates to the site:

I fixed the score for Upton’s 34-26 loss to Newell, S.D., on Sept. 9, 1977. This game is famous for being the most overtimes in a game in Wyoming history with five OTs. I noted this game a few weeks back in another blog post, where I first noticed the discrepancy between what I had (32-24) and the actual final.

I also found three coach names — two first names and one full name — for the coaches’ project. I found first names for Cody’s coach in 1921, E.E. Phillips, and Evanston’s coach in 1924, Julian House. I also found Greybull’s coach in 1925, John Simpson.

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


Eighteen years.

That’s how long this site, at least in its earliest iterations, has been online.

I first posted the framework for what would become online in early 2005 and officially moved it to this URL in mid-2006.

I was just over 23 years old when I started the site. I’m now 41. And my life has changed in significant ways in the past 18 years.

When I started, was a repository of historical information. It still is, but it’s grown into much more than that.

The problem with growth is that it requires time and energy.

At 41, I no longer have the time or the energy to run the site as I have the past several years. After some serious thinking, I have decided to return to its roots as a repository.

Don’t worry: The site will stay. What will change is how much time and energy goes into doing live work on social media and on the site in real time on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during the season.

Two big changes are forthcoming this fall.

First: Live updates to the site will end. Instead, the season’s scoreboard page and standings will be updated once a week, probably each Sunday during the season. Team pages will no longer be updated weekly with results. Meanwhile, one big bulk update will continue to come at the end of each season for updates to team pages, similar to what I do with and

Second: Social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook will stay, but I will not use them for live score updates during the season.

Other activity you see on the site right now will continue, albeit some things may change slightly.

On The HQ — the blog where you’re reading this right now — weekly blog posts with picks will continue during the season. I will also likely post less frequently, although hopefully more thoughtfully, during the offseason, and I will stop doing individual posts for each coaching change that takes place during the offseason.

I won’t stop research, or accepting tips on research, on information from games that are missing it, or seasons where coach information is missing. That work will continue, but at my own pace, on my own time.

I will continue to produce the annual preview magazine, as long as its sponsors and the publisher want to continue doing so.

However, another edition of “A Century of Fridays” will likely never be made. Better get the latest edition while you can.

A HUGE thank you to those of you who were willing to support me over the past 13 years when I asked for the financial support necessary to maintain this site, whether through a book purchase, a page sponsorship or a Ko-fi donation. And another huge thanks to those who have helped support the site with your time and energy researching — and sharing — details about the sport and state we all love. Page sponsorships will continue as long as the sponsors are willing.

That said, I have other things I also want to do with my life, and for the first time in 18 years, I feel ready to devote my time and energy to those things, too — at least on Thursday and Friday nights and Saturday afternoons in the fall.


With the archive of weekly football rankings complete, I wanted to turn my attention to something that I now have the opportunity to fully research and expand upon: the shared state championship.

Several championships were already listed as shared on my state champions listings. In the pre-playoff, polls-only era, this isn’t unprecedented. However, with both the complete AP and UPI rankings now fully available, it’s afforded me a chance to look back at season-ending polls to see if everything matches up.

In short, it doesn’t. And that’s what this post is designed to do — give some teams the props, and championships, they’ve earned but not had listed here.

This isn’t a new exploration of mine. When I first worked through shared champions in 2009 on this site, I made the decision to solely accept the UPI polls. With the extended research, though, I’ve come to the realization that both the AP and UPI polls were just about as equally valid, run just as often and about just as far and wide across the state as each other.

I defaulted to the UPI rankings because they were the favorite of my adopted hometown paper, and later my employer, the Casper Star-Tribune, which often didn’t even run the AP rankings for an entire season. But the AP rankings definitely had validity, and they need to be recognized as such. That means this site should accept the champions of both the AP and UPI polls, not just the UPI.

So that’s what I’m doing.

This means four teams — Torrington and Glenrock from 1972, Deaver-Frannie from 1971 and Cheyenne Central from 1966 — will retroactively have the championships they earned in those years added to the site. All four were AP champions in some form:

  • Torrington and Glenrock were AP champions in their respective classes (A and B) 1972, as opposed to UPI champions Star Valley and St. Mary’s.
  • Glenrock and Deaver-Frannie tied for the top of the Class B rankings in the final AP poll in 1971, whereas Glenrock won the UPI poll outright.
  • Cheyenne Central and Powell tied atop the final AP poll of the 1966 season, as Powell won the UPI outright.

Two other final polls where teams shared the top spot in the polls were NOT added for the following reasons:

  • The 1971 AA final polls’ top spots were shared between Laramie (AP) and Natrona (UPI). However, by 1971 Class AA had a championship game, which Laramie won. Likewise, the final polls were taken prior to the championship game, in which Laramie beat Rock Springs.
  • In 1961, Greybull (AP) and Laramie (UPI) finished atop the final polls of the season. These, too, came before the playoffs, in which Greybull as a Class A school was involved. Greybull’s loss to Buffalo in the Class A semifinals ended its title run and could not be accounted for in the polls, leaving Laramie as the sole Class AA title claimant and Star Valley, the team that beat Buffalo in the Class A championship game, as the titleist for that class.

Other shared championships that are already listed will remain, including Byron and Glenrock sharing the 1968 Class B championship, Sheridan and Laramie sharing the 1958 Class AA championship, and Sheridan and Natrona sharing the 1957 Class AA championship.

Shared titles before the start of statewide polls in the mid-1950s were “by acclaim” champions, as no formal polling system existed prior to the AP/UPI polls, and in earlier days the polls by the Wyoming Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association.

Researching the polls week to week has given me significantly more insight to the processes used in these times to choose a state champion. I think these updates accurately reflect the sentiment at the time.

And it makes me glad that we have playoffs these days.


One thing that constantly amazes me is that no matter how much research I do into Wyoming’s sports history, I always keep finding more interesting things.

The latest? Wyoming’s 1930 all-state football team, published in a Nebraska newspaper published in 1957.

Yep, you read that right.

The 1930 all-state team was one of just a handful of missing all-state teams on, a list that now includes only the all-class teams from 1926 and 1932 and the elusive 1994 Class 1A nine-man team.

But I did not expect to find the 1930 all-state team the way I did, published in an out-of-state paper nearly 30 years after the season was done.

In doing research for a big project (details coming, maybe this summer), I fell into a deep dive of looking into Sheridan’s 1930 championship team. I started looking into a few of the players, particularly guys like Raymond “Jeff” Doyle, Sheridan’s speedy halfback; center Rusty Thompson; and end Clarence Brokaw. They were cornerstones of the Broncs’ team that beat Laramie (and later Cody) for the championship in the final year before state-sanctioned playoffs and the formation of the Wyoming High School Activities Association.

When I threw their names into a search on — a subscription made possible by the site sponsors (thank you!) — I stumbled into a column from the Oct. 29, 1957, edition of the Scottsbluff Star-Herald in Nebraska from Bill Madden. More on him in a bit.

In that column, Madden said the upcoming game between Scottsbluff and Laramie would be his first time seeing the Plainsmen since 1930, when he was a boy in Sheridan and the Plainsmen came north for a key game. He then went into detail on the 1930 game between the Plainsmen and Broncs, which for all intents and purposes decided the state championship, and those who played in it. Madden said the rosters included five all-staters from Sheridan (Doyle, Thompson, Brokaw, guard Clint Endicott and tackle Albert Husman) and two from Laramie (end Lester Forsyth and fullback Wes Christenson).

But in addition, he also mentioned the other four players named all-state that year: tackle Dan Sedar and quarterback Porter Davis of Natrona, guard Fay Thompson of Midwest, and halfback Don Tottenhoff of Cheyenne Central.

That’s 11 guys. An all-state team from that era only had that many. I double-checked the names in other publications and yearbooks I could access online, and the list looks legit. No unexpected names here.

However, Madden didn’t cite his source, which is always a big question in research like this. After looking into his career, though, if there’s one Nebraska journalist whose word we can trust on matters like this, it’s Madden’s.

Madden grew up in Sheridan an avid sports fan and attended Hastings College in Nebraska. From 1955 to 1974, Madden was a sportswriter for the Scottsbluff Star-Herald; he then moved on to the nearby Gering Courier, where he stayed until he retired in 1991.

He was named to the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame in 1996; his bio said he was “a noted historian of high school athletics.” In reading a selection of Madden’s work, it’s easy to draw comparisons to Chuck Harkins, Casper Star-Tribune sports editor in the 1970s and the one person who has taught me more about Wyoming sports than anyone else I’ve never met. Madden died in 1997.

In his 1957 pontifications of a 1930 football game and the all-state players in it, Madden didn’t need to cite a source because he was the source. That’s good enough for me.

The 1930 all-state team is now listed among this site’s all-state listings — with any luck, never to be lost again.


Some digging into Jackson’s early days turned up four new games for the listings — two against a nearby rival, one against a college and one canceled by snow:

I added Jackson’s first two games in program history, a 26-6 victory against Driggs, Idaho, on Oct. 17, 1930, in Jackson, and a 12-0 loss to Driggs on Oct. 24 in Driggs. Jackson played four other games that season against the Jackson town team, but games against non-scholastic opponents are not counted in the listings. I also added Jackson’s Oct. 4, 1930, game against Big Piney that was supposed to be Jackson’s first game but was canceled due to snow.

I also added Jackson’s 18-0 loss to Ricks College, Idaho, played on Sept. 16, 1932; I also added it to the missing games list as I could not determine a location, although it was probably in Idaho.

In addition to the Jackson updates, I also added the location for Torrington’s 51-0 victory against Guernsey on Oct. 16, 1931; it was in Torrington.

I also added Cowley’s coach for 1936; it was G.W. Rollins.

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


Thanks to a new financial supporter — the Wyoming Department of Transportation, whose “Buckle Up for Life” campaign now proudly supports numerous pages on the site — I have been able to pour some more financial resources back into the site.

One of those was a full subscription to, which has allowed me to pursue missing out-of-state results with a renewed energy. Some updates to the site include:

Found the result for Lusk’s 51-0 loss to Edgemont, S.D., on Sept. 27, 1935, in Edgemont.

Found the date and location for Lyman’s 27-6 loss to Park City, Utah, on Aug. 30, 1968; the game was in Park City.

Found the location for Sundance’s 27-0 loss to Spearfish, S.D., on Oct. 29, 1926; it was in Sundance.

I also found the following games were never played: the Nov. 16, 1942, game between Torrington and Scottsbluff, Neb.; the Nov. 22, 1929, game between Torrington and Gering, Neb.; the Nov. 17, 1925, game between Sunrise and Morrill, Neb.; and the Nov. 24, 1922, game between Newcastle and Crawford, Neb.

Also, historic playoff brackets have been reconfigured. Check out any of the archived brackets from the Results by year page to see their new look!

As always, if you can help me track down any information for games on my missing games list, please let me know!


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