With the publication of “A Century of Fridays: Wyoming High School Football, 1894-2020,” I’ve been alerted to a couple mistakes in the book. And that’s very much appreciated — I want to get it right, and your help is essential to that mission!
When I started exploring some of the things brought to my attention, other errors also revealed themselves. I’ve caught and corrected as many as I can over the last month.
It’s definitely frustrating that all of these got caught literally weeks after the book came out, but I definitely want to get this right. So… here are the latest site updates:
Lovell defeated the Billings Skyview, Mont., JV 18-0 on Sept. 11, 1993; I had Skyview’s varsity winning against Lovell 24-6 the previous day.
Shoshoni beat Morton 19-18 on Sept. 27, 1968; I had Morton winning 18-14.
I’m not sure who to blame for this one, but it appears someone either at the Casper paper or working for the Associated Press in the late 1980s and early 1990s had a habit of occasionally transposing scores. I’ve caught several already, and with the latest round of updates, I caught a few more, both from that time period as well as a couple others:
Evanston beat Cheyenne East 6-0 on Sept. 17, 1993.
Rawlins beat Douglas 26-0 on Sept. 2, 1988.
Kelly Walsh beat Natrona 23-9 on Oct. 10, 1987.
Newcastle beat Glenrock 21-6 on Oct. 19, 1984.
Greybull beat Tongue River 51-0 on Oct. 25, 1968.
South Rich, Utah, beat Lyman 18-6 on Sept. 15, 1967.
I added Bear Lake, Idaho, beating Evanston 22-0 on Sept. 5, 1975, in Montpelier.
MISSING SCORES/OTHER INFO
I added the result for Pine Bluffs’ 19-12 loss to Sidney St. Patrick’s (Neb.) on Oct. 14, 1955.
I added the result and location for Glendo’s 64-14 victory against Harrison, Neb., on Oct. 25, 1955. (Incidentally, this took the top spot for Glendo’s highest scoring game in program history.)
I added the score for Lingle’s 46-18 victory against Harrison, Neb., on Oct. 7, 1953. (I had that Lingle had won, but I was missing the score.)
I added the result for Glenrock’s 18-6 victory against Guernsey on Oct. 5, 1939.
I added the result for Cheyenne Central’s 20-0 victory against Sterling, Colo., on Nov. 20, 1935.
I added the score for Star Valley’s 65-0 victory against Jackson on Oct. 20, 1934. (I had that Star Valley had won, but I was missing the score.)
I also noted that the game scheduled for Oct. 6, 1934, between Jackson and Driggs, Idaho, was not played.
DATES AND LOCATIONS
I added the location for the Oct. 21, 1955, game between Pine Bluffs and Morrill, Neb.; it was in Pine Bluffs.
I added the location for the Oct. 30, 1953, game between Harrison, Neb., and Glendo; it was in Harrison.
I narrowed the date range and fixed the score for the game between Albin and Lyman, Neb., in 1951. The date range was narrowed to sometime between Sept. 20 and Sept. 26; the score was actually 46-6 Lyman, not 41-14. A location for the game still hasn’t been figured out.
I added the date for the Sept. 29, 1950, game between Sunrise and Glenrock.
I narrowed the date range for the 1949 game between Star Valley and Malad, Idaho, to between Oct. 20 and Oct. 22.
I corrected two dates for games from Jackson and Pinedale in the 1944 season. The first game between Jackson and Pinedale was played Oct. 20; the second was Oct. 27. Previously, I had an unknown date for the first game and Oct. 20 for the second… turns out they were a week later than I had previously noted.
I added the date and the location for the Sept. 13, 1940, game between Jackson and Midway, Idaho; it was in Jackson.
I added the location for the Nov. 3, 1932, game between the Natrona juniors and Glenrock; it was in Glenrock.
I added the date and the location for the Nov. 6, 1931, game between Manville and Harrison, Neb.; it was in Manville.
I fixed records for Burns in two separate seasons. Burns went 3-4 in 1991; I had them at 4-3. Burns also went 1-3-1 in 1944; I had them at 0-4-1.
Thanks to the help of “Stat Rat” Jim Craig, I’ve added first names for the honorable mention selections on the 1953 all-state team. Thanks to Jim for his help!
All of these updates have been made on all the relevant pages.