One of the most interesting records going in the state right now was preserved through the 2011 season.

Cokeville, in winning the Class 1A 11-man championship, scored in all 11 of its games this fall, extending to 141 its streak of consecutive scoring games. The Panthers haven’t been shut out since 1997. It’s the longest such streak in state history.

Of course, the Panthers were shut out in regulation once this year, against Mountain View, but scored three points in overtime in a 6-3 loss to keep the streak alive.

Oddly enough, the second-longest streak in state history is current, too, as Buffalo has gone 105 games since being shut out. The Bison’s streak runs back to 2001.

Here are the top 10 active streaks in the state, through the end of this year:

1. Cokeville, 141 games
2. Buffalo, 105 games
3. Gillette, 78 games
4. Southeast, 74 games
5. Natrona, 73 games
6. Sheridan, 61 games
7. Douglas, 52 games
8t. Greybull and Midwest, 39 games
10. Ten Sleep, 34 games

All-time, streaks that have reached at least 70 games (not including current streaks) include:

Byron, 96 consecutive games from 1963-74
Gillette, 93 consecutive games from 1989-99
Lusk, 92 consecutive games from 1993-2003
Lingle, 88 consecutive games from 1953-65
Basin, 86 consecutive games from 1965-75
Evanston, 86 consecutive games from 1976-86
Green River, 85 consecutive games from 2002-10
Rocky Mountain, 82 consecutive games from 1991-2000
Burlington, 77 consecutive games from 1992-2001 (includes three forfeit losses)
Mountain View, 75 consecutive games from 1989-98
Basin, 74 consecutive games from 1977-86 (streak grows to 80 when adding Riverside’s 1987 season)
Big Horn, 70 consecutive games from 1939-57
Buffalo, 70 consecutive games from 1987-94


Just a little random checklist to make sure I have all of the schools with turf fields accounted for. If any are missing, let me know.

Big Horn







Powell (next year’s new field)


Rock Springs


Star Valley

That makes 12 total. Anyone I am forgetting?


The 2011 all-state teams have been added to the all-state listings.

Additionally, I made one small correction to the overall record for Shoshoni; the Wranglers’ all-time victory total is 256 and I had listed 252. The update has been made on all the relevant pages.


The Casper Star-Tribune released its annual Super 25 all-star team on Friday. Members of the first team included:

Nick Bazemore, Gillette

Josh Cragoe, Powell

Collin Eisenman, Sheridan

Matt Eddington, Evanston

Wade Eyre, Lyman

Mark Grant, Lovell

Colter Hamel, Green River

Terry Jackson, Kelly Walsh

Jordan Johnson, Cokeville

Jerome Krysl, Green River

Tanner Miller, Douglas

A.J. Montanez, Lovell

Olie Olson, Powell

Braidy Parks, Douglas

Dan Reese, Natrona

Jordan Roberts, Sheridan

Riley Ryan, Sheridan

Tanner Simpson, Lander

Cisco Taylor, Lyman

Jake Thomas, Natrona

Anthony Valdez, Cheyenne East

Cody Vollmar, Natrona

Daniel Wille, Snake River

Jeremy Woods, Cheyenne East

Zac Zimmerer, Southeast

Second team, third team and honorable mention choices were also made. See Friday’s Star-Tribune for bios on each first-team player, as well as the other selections.


The 2011 season updates have been posted on all the relevant pages. The update includes 310 games; that bumps the total up for the site to 22,440.

Additionally, I have one small update to mention: a Coaches Project update for Superior.


Want to know what I was up to this weekend? Click here and here and here and here….

The final weekend of the high school football season was highlighted by a pair of blowouts (Snake River over Dubois and Sheridan over Cheyenne East), a pair of hard-fought victories (Lovell over Lyman and Cokeville over Southeast) and what may have been the best high school football game I have ever seen (Powell over Douglas).

First, the blowouts. Dubois and Cheyenne East were both decided underdogs going into their games, and although both teams tried to keep their games close early, their chances slipped away late — East’s under a steady stream of Jordan Roberts’ running, Dubois thanks to Snake River’s slow-down second half.

Second, the hard-fought victories. Lovell built a 21-0 lead and then survived as Lyman came back; the Eagles may have won if high school quarters were 15 minutes long instead of 12. Cokeville produced a solid defensive effort to hold down Southeast and win its second consecutive 1A 11-man championship, beating an undefeated team from the East Conference in Laramie for the second consecutive year.

Finally, the game of the weekend. With a score like 15-14, you would think the excitement of this game was reserved for just a few key moments. Nope. This game was full of exciting, dramatic plays at every step of the way. Douglas out-gained Powell 420-332 and the Bearcats’ Tanner Miller ran for 280 yards, but most of the yards went for naught. Powell stopped Douglas at the 4-yard line on the Bearcats’ first drive, establishing the theme of the game: Douglas also came away without points on drives that ended at Powell’s 22-yard line, Powell’s 31-yard line and Powell’s 1-yard line. In the crunch, Powell always had the upper hand on Douglas. Of course, never was that clearer than with 15 seconds to go, when Douglas, down 15-14 after a touchdown catch by Braidy Parks on fourth down, elected to go for the two-point conversion and the victory. However, Powell’s Olie Olson stepped in front of a Luke Andrews pass on the conversion try to seal the Panthers’ victory in one of the most dramatic finishes to a state championship game.


Snow at War Memorial Stadium, Laramie.

The weekend was capped by — what else? — snow. I made the mistake of trying to drive home Saturday night; not long after I left Laramie for Casper via Cheyenne, Interstate 80 closed on me. I only went in the ditch once (drove off the road because I couldn’t see the road, literally) and it only took me an hour and 40 minutes to get from Laramie to Cheyenne (and then another almost four hours from Cheyenne to Casper while fighting the wind), but I arrived home safe. Frazzled, but safe. Quite an end to the season….

And, maybe, quite an end to what I do here. I recently accepted a position teaching journalism at North Dakota State University in Fargo, and my wife and I will move up to that area in December. What I will do with the blog and the rest of the site remains uncertain. What is certain is that my book on Wyoming high school football — now officially titled “A Century of Fridays: Wyoming High School Football, 1894-2011” — will be available for purchase here as soon as it is completed. Hopefully that’s soon.


A Century of Fridays cover. Book by Patrick Schmiedt.

Thanks to everyone who has embraced what I have done the past seven years. An even bigger thanks to those who have shared what I’ve been doing with others. And a big rochambeau kick to those who have used the information I have provided on this site without crediting me (I know who you are).

This week: 5-0 (100 percent). This season: 254-50 (84 percent — my new best one-season mark!). Seven-year total: 1,596-448 (78 percent)


The 2011 state title games. I’m picking the winners, you’re reading about it:

Class 4A
Cheyenne East (7-4) vs. Sheridan (10-1)
Any previous meetings? Sheridan beat East 44-14 on Oct. 21 in Cheyenne. Sheridan leads the series 20-11.
Any common opponents? Oh, a bunch. Cheyenne Central (Sheridan beat 31-12; East beat 21-14); Evanston (Sheridan beat 42-35; East beat 21-13 and 28-27 in overtime); Gillette (Sheridan beat 38-14 and 45-29; East lost 30-21); Kelly Walsh (Sheridan beat 55-14; East beat 52-7); LaramieĀ  (Sheridan beat 35-19; East beat 29-6); Natrona (Sheridan lost 20-6; East lost 26-3 and beat 24-19); Rock Springs (Sheridan beat 28-0 and 42-12; East lost 27-6); Cheyenne South (Sheridan beat 62-6; East beat 49-6).
Recently? Sheridan had its last “scare” five weeks ago, a 35-19 victory over Laramie in the Gem City; since then, the Broncs have won every game by at least 16 points, including the 44-14 victory over East in the regular-season finale. East finished the regular season a pedestrian 5-4 but has shown incredible gusto to beat both Evanston and Natrona in the playoffs.
The pick? Sheridan. The Broncs have been really consistent all season long, including with their two big victories in the playoffs. Oh, and the Broncs have Jordan Roberts, the most consistent running back in the state.
Could I be wrong? Definitely. East is no fluke. The Thunderbirds have momentum and confidence, two ingredients that have created champions in the 4A classification in years past. Oh, and the Thunderbirds have Jeremy Woods, the most explosive running back in the state. And didn’t East just beat Natrona?
Kickoff? 4 p.m. Saturday. Bring a coat; it’ll be dark after the first quarter.

Class 3A
Powell (8-3) vs. Douglas (9-1)
Any previous meetings? None since the 2008 semifinals, when Douglas beat Powell 28-27 in double overtime. Powell leads the series 4-2.
Any common opponents? Seven. Buffalo (Douglas beat 27-21 and 20-14; Powell beat 20-17); Cody (Douglas beat 34-7 and 29-0; Powell beat 42-23); Green River (Douglas lost 32-15; Powell lost 38-14 and beat 23-21); Lander (Douglas beat 45-7; Powell beat 45-6); Riverton (Douglas beat 44-0; Powell beat 34-6); Star Valley (Douglas beat 27-7; Powell lost 19-13); Torrington (Douglas beat 52-8; Powell beat 49-0).
Recently? Douglas has won nine games in a row since losing the season opener to Green River; the run has included a pair of close victories over Buffalo, including last week’s 20-14 semifinal victory, and a bunch of blowouts. Powell has been on a roller coaster all season long, but is finally cashing in on the potential most observers thought they had entering the season by notching road playoff victories over Lander (45-6) and Green River (23-21).
The pick? Powell. The smart money is on Douglas and its consistency, but I have seen too many games won by emotion and momentum to know not to discount what the Panthers have been building the past couple weeks. After winning in the fashion they did last week, the Panthers have to feel like they’re the team of destiny.
Could I be wrong? Most people would say yes. Douglas is the more consistent team, the one riding that nine-game winning streak, the one more familiar with War Memorial, the one that comes in as the three-time defending 3A champion. If the Bearcats match the Panthers emotionally, the game is probably theirs to lose.
Kickoff? 3 p.m. Friday. If you’re wavering about whether to come down to Laramie early, this game should be enough to persuade you to hit the road before Saturday morning.

Class 2A
Lyman (10-1) vs. Lovell (10-0)
Any previous meetings? Lovell beat Lyman 21-7 on Sept. 16 in Lovell. Lovell leads the series 5-4.
Any common opponents? Six, seeing as they play in the same eight-team conference. Big Piney (Lovell beat 55-6; Lyman beat 47-0); Greybull (Lovell beat 24-13; Lyman beat 40-7); Kemmerer (Lovell beat 42-13; Lyman beat 41-0); Mountain View (Lovell beat 21-19; Lyman beat 27-0); Pinedale (Lovell beat 54-0; Lyman beat 48-6); Thermopolis (Lovell beat 32-13; Lyman beat 21-7).
Recently? The Bulldogs have been tested several times, but none greater than last week’s 23-20 skin-of-the-teeth victory over Newcastle in the state semifinals. Lyman, meanwhile, had won four straight games by at least 27 points before eking out a 22-14 victory against Glenrock in the semis.
The pick? Lovell. I think this one will be closer than the 21-7 victory Lovell had in the regular season, but you can’t overlook the fact that these two teams have already played each other and the Bulldogs won that game.
Could I be wrong? Maybe. Lyman is playing well right now — maybe even better than Lovell, if you just look at last week — and come in as the underdog with nothing to lose. That is a powerful position.
Kickoff? Noon Friday. We start the weekend with a great matchup.

Class 1A 11-man
Cokeville (9-1) vs. Southeast (10-0)
Any previous meetings? None since last year’s semifinals, when Cokeville beat Southeast 24-7. Series tied 4-4.
Any common opponents? Four. Lingle (Cokeville beat 33-6; Southeast beat 28-0); Lusk (Cokeville beat 28-7; Southeast beat 18-12); Riverside (Cokeville beat 48-0; Southeast beat 35-7); Shoshoni (Cokeville beat 49-0; Southeast beat 60-0).
Recently? Cokeville has won nine in a row since losing to Mountain View 6-3 in overtime in the season opener; the Panthers’ two playoff victories were their closest games in that stretch (33-6 over Lingle and 28-7 over Lusk). Southeast has won all 10 of its games this year; since back-to-back close ones against Lusk (18-12) and Pine Bluffs (26-6), the Cyclones have won every game by at least 28 points.
The pick? Cokeville. This game shapes up eerily similar to last year’s 1A 11-man championship game, and Cokeville took Lusk to task in its 26-6 victory. I don’t think either team will win by that much this time around, but Cokeville won a similar showdown last year.
Could I be wrong? Definitely. Southeast has been just as stingy on defense as Cokeville — the Cyclones have allowed 45 points all season, the Panthers 39. If anyone can stand up to the Panthers’ offense, it’s the Cyclones’ defense. I’ll go out on a limb and say the key stat in this game could be third-down conversions. The team that can put together two or three drives may be the one that wins, and that will require some big conversions.
Kickoff? 1 p.m. Saturday. The traditional Championship Saturday kick time goes to the small 11-man schools this year.

Class 1A six-man
Snake River (10-0) vs. Dubois (9-1)
Any previous meetings? Snake River beat Dubois 66-24 on Sept. 10 in Dubois.
Any common opponents? Of course; this is six-man. Farson (Snake River beat 63-30; Dubois beat 84-18); Hanna (Snake River beat 52-0; Dubois beat 66-6); Hulett (Snake River beat 72-15; Dubois beat 54-12); Kaycee (Snake River beat 66-6 and 66-15; Dubois beat 50-34); Meeteetse (Snake River beat 79-24; Dubois beat 65-0); Midwest (Snake River beat 68-52; Dubois beat 49-20 and 75-47); Ten Sleep (Snake River beat 45-6; Dubois beat 72-34).
Recently? The Rattlers were challenged sparingly in the regular season and have won their two playoff games by a combined 108 points. The Rams have won eight in a row with little trouble, as well, with a 16-point victory over Kaycee and last week’s 28-point victory over Midwest the closest calls.
The pick? Snake River. The Rattlers have been the class of six-man all season. They’re the defending champions and they’re on a 20-game winning streak. And they beat Dubois by 42 points earlier this season.
Could I be wrong? Maybe, but probably not. The Rams have a lot of ground to make up to catch up to the Rattlers, although comparatively the Rams’ scores against common opponents match up fairly well with the Rattlers’ scores.
Kickoff? 10 a.m. Saturday. Wake up early, lazy bones. It’ll be worth it.

I know you have some thoughts and want to make some predictions, too. Chip in what you’re thinking about this weekend’s games by commenting below.


Buffalo head football coach Pat Lynch officially resigned on Monday after distributing what a media report called an “inappropriate flier” to his football team prior to a playoff game against Star Valley.

The Big Horn Mountain Radio Network reported Lynch’s resignation. The network’s story did not specify the details of the flier distributed to the team.

The network’s story said Lynch will maintain his position as a guidance counselor at Buffalo High School.

Lynch had been Buffalo’s head coach since 1998. He led the Bison to state championships in 2004 and 2005 and runner-up finishes in 2003, 2007, 2008 and 2010. His career record with the Bison was 97-41.

Buffalo finished 6-4 this season, defeating Star Valley in the Class 3A quarterfinals before losing to Douglas in the semifinals.

Click here for the BHMRN story.

Lynch is the third Wyoming football head coach in the past week to vacate his position. Mountain View coach Tim Gonzales resigned last week, while Big Horn coach Bert Dow and his staff were let go by the school district.


The 2012 Wyoming high school football schedule was released today by the Wyoming High School Activities Association at the statewide scheduling meeting in Casper.

With only a couple exceptions, the 2012 schedule — as anticipated — is the 2011 schedule with locations changed. The only changes come at the Class 3A/2A levels in Week 1: Rawlins will play Wheatland rather than Sidney, Neb., Lander will play Cody rather than Wheatland, Cody will play Lander rather than Hardin, Mont., and Torrington will play Mitchell, Neb., rather than Chadron, Neb.

Dates and times have yet to be set for next year’s games and will be set by the schools. Zero Week games may be added to the schedule by Class 3A, 2A and 1A teams.

The schedules, by week and by team, are below:

By Week
Week 0 (Aug. 24)
Class 4A: Gillette at Evanston; Kelly Walsh at Cheyenne East; Laramie at Rock Springs; Natrona at Cheyenne South; Sheridan at Cheyenne Central.

Week 1 (Aug. 30-Sept. 1)
Class 4A: Cheyenne East at Laramie; Cheyenne South at Cheyenne Central; Kelly Walsh at Evanston; Natrona at Sheridan; Rock Springs at Gillette.
Class 3A: Cody at Lander; Green River at Douglas; Powell at Riverton; Worland at Buffalo.
Class 2A: Big Horn at Greybull; Lovell at Wright; Thermopolis at Glenrock; Tongue River at Lyman.
Class 1A 11-man: Lingle at Saratoga; Normative Services at Rocky Mountain; Shoshoni at Upton; Wyoming Indian at Pine Bluffs.
Class 1A six-man: Dubois at Midwest; Farson at Meeteetse; Guernsey at Hulett; Hanna at Kaycee; Snake River at Ten Sleep.
Interclass: Burlington at Big Piney; Kemmerer at Wind River; Lusk at Burns; Mountain View at Cokeville; Newcastle at Southeast; Riverside at Pinedale; Sundance at Moorcroft; Wheatland at Rawlins.
Interstate: Jackson at Teton, Idaho; Snake River, Idaho, at Star Valley; Torrington at Mitchell, Neb.

Week 2 (Sept. 6-8)
Class 4A: Cheyenne Central at Natrona; Evanston at Rock Springs; Gillette at Cheyenne East; Laramie at Kelly Walsh; Sheridan at Cheyenne South.
Class 3A: Buffalo at Powell; Douglas at Cody; Jackson at Rawlins; Riverton at Green River; Star Valley at Lander; Worland at Torrington.
Class 2A: Big Piney at Thermopolis; Burns at Big Horn; Glenrock at Tongue River; Greybull at Mountain View; Lyman at Kemmerer; Moorcroft at Newcastle; Pinedale at Lovell; Wright at Wheatland.
Class 1A 11-man: Cokeville at Riverside; Pine Bluffs at Normative Services; Rocky Mountain at Wyoming Indian; Saratoga at Burlington; Southeast at Sundance; Upton at Lingle; Wind River at Shoshoni.
Class 1A six-man: Dubois at Snake River; Hulett at Hanna; Kaycee at Farson; Midwest at Meeteetse; Ten Sleep at Guernsey.
Interstate: Hill City, S.D., at Lusk.

Week 3 (Sept. 13-15)
Class 4A: Cheyenne East at Cheyenne Central; Cheyenne South at Laramie; Evanston at Sheridan; Kelly Walsh at Gillette; Rock Springs at Natrona.
Class 3A: Douglas at Star Valley; Green River at Buffalo; Lander at Jackson; Rawlins at Worland; Riverton at Cody; Torrington at Powell.
Class 2A: Big Horn at Wright; Kemmerer at Pinedale; Lovell at Lyman; Mountain View at Big Piney; Newcastle at Burns; Thermopolis at Greybull; Tongue River at Moorcroft; Wheatland at Glenrock.
Class 1A 11-man: Normative Services at Upton; Riverside at Rocky Mountain; Saratoga at Cokeville; Shoshoni at Burlington; Southeast at Lusk; Sundance at Pine Bluffs; Wyoming Indian at Wind River.
Class 1A six-man: Farson at Ten Sleep; Hanna at Midwest; Kaycee at Hulett; Meeteetse at Dubois; Snake River at Guernsey.
Interclass: Lingle at Cheyenne East sophs.

Week 4 (Sept. 20-22)
Class 4A: Cheyenne Central at Evanston; Cheyenne South at Cheyenne East; Gillette at Laramie; Natrona at Kelly Walsh; Sheridan at Rock Springs.
Class 3A: Buffalo at Douglas; Cody at Green River; Lander at Torrington; Powell at Jackson; Rawlins at Riverton; Worland at Star Valley.
Class 2A: Burns at Tongue River; Glenrock at Big Horn; Greybull at Pinedale; Lyman at Big Piney; Moorcroft at Wheatland; Mountain View at Lovell; Thermopolis at Kemmerer; Wright at Newcastle.
Class 1A 11-man: Burlington at Riverside; Cokeville at Shoshoni; Lusk at Lingle; Pine Bluffs at Southeast; Upton at Sundance; Wind River at Rocky Mountain; Wyoming Indian at Saratoga.
Class 1A six-man: Dubois at Kaycee; Guernsey at Hanna; Hulett at Ten Sleep; Meeteetse at Snake River; Midwest at Farson.
Interclass: Big Horn JV at Normative Services.

Week 5 (Sept. 27-29)
Class 4A: Cheyenne East at Natrona; Evanston at Cheyenne South; Gillette at Sheridan; Kelly Walsh at Rock Springs; Laramie at Cheyenne Central.
Class 3A: Buffalo at Riverton; Douglas at Lander; Green River at Worland; Jackson at Cody; Star Valley at Powell; Torrington at Rawlins.
Class 2A: Big Piney at Kemmerer; Glenrock at Newcastle; Greybull at Lovell; Lyman at Thermopolis; Moorcroft at Burns; Pinedale at Mountain View; Tongue River at Wright; Wheatland at Big Horn.
Class 1A 11-man: Burlington at Wyoming Indian; Pine Bluffs at Lusk; Normative Services at Southeast; Rocky Mountain at Cokeville; Saratoga at Wind River; Shoshoni at Riverside; Sundance at Lingle.
Class 1A six-man: Farson at Guernsey; Hanna at Snake River; Kaycee at Meeteetse; Midwest at Hulett; Ten Sleep at Dubois.
Interstate: Hill City, S.D., at Upton.

Week 6 (Oct. 4-6)
Class 4A: Cheyenne Central at Gillette; Evanston at Natrona; Kelly Walsh at Cheyenne South; Laramie at Sheridan; Rock Springs at Cheyenne East.
Class 3A: Cody at Star Valley; Douglas at Rawlins; Jackson at Green River; Lander at Buffalo; Powell at Worland; Riverton at Torrington.
Class 2A: Big Horn at Moorcroft; Big Piney at Pinedale; Burns at Wheatland; Kemmerer at Greybull; Lovell at Thermopolis; Mountain View at Lyman; Newcastle at Tongue River; Wright at Glenrock.
Class 1A 11-man: Lingle at Normative Services; Riverside at Saratoga; Rocky Mountain at Shoshoni; Sundance at Lusk; Upton at Pine Bluffs; Wind River at Burlington; Wyoming Indian at Cokeville.
Class 1A six-man: Guernsey at Midwest; Hanna at Dubois; Hulett at Farson; Meeteetse at Ten Sleep; Snake River at Kaycee.
Interstate: Southeast at Scottsbluff, Neb., JV.

Week 7 (Oct. 11-13)
Class 4A: Cheyenne East at Evanston; Cheyenne South at Gillette; Natrona at Laramie; Rock Springs at Cheyenne Central; Sheridan at Kelly Walsh.
Class 3A: Buffalo at Torrington; Powell at Cody; Rawlins at Lander; Riverton at Douglas; Star Valley at Green River; Worland at Jackson.
Class 2A: Big Horn at Tongue River; Burns at Glenrock; Greybull at Big Piney; Lovell at Kemmerer; Moorcroft at Wright; Pinedale at Lyman; Thermopolis at Mountain View; Wheatland at Newcastle.
Class 1A 11-man: Burlington at Rocky Mountain; Cokeville at Wind River; Lingle at Pine Bluffs; Lusk at Normative Services; Riverside at Wyoming Indian; Saratoga at Shoshoni; Upton at Southeast.
Class 1A six-man: Dubois at Hulett; Farson at Hanna; Meeteetse at Guernsey; Midwest at Snake River; Ten Sleep at Kaycee.
Interstate: Hill City, S.D., at Sundance.

Week 8 (Oct. 18-20)
Class 4A: Cheyenne Central at Kelly Walsh; Cheyenne East at Sheridan; Cheyenne South at Rock Springs; Evanston at Laramie; Gillette at Natrona.
Class 3A: Cody at Worland; Green River at Powell; Lander at Riverton; Rawlins at Buffalo; Star Valley at Jackson; Torrington at Douglas.
Class 2A: Big Piney at Lovell; Glenrock at Moorcroft; Kemmerer at Mountain View; Lyman at Greybull; Newcastle at Big Horn; Pinedale at Thermopolis; Tongue River at Wheatland; Wright at Burns.
Class 1A 11-man: Cokeville at Burlington; Lusk at Upton; Normative Services at Sundance; Rocky Mountain at Saratoga; Shoshoni at Wyoming Indian; Southeast at Lingle; Wind River at Riverside.
Class 1A six-man: Guernsey at Dubois; Hulett at Meeteetse; Kaycee at Midwest; Snake River at Farson; Ten Sleep at Hanna.
Open: Pine Bluffs.

By Team
(Games are listed in order from Weeks 1-8; 4A games are listed in order from Weeks 0-8)
Class 4A
Cheyenne Central: vs. Sheridan; vs. Cheyenne South; at Natrona; vs. Cheyenne East; at Evanston; vs. Laramie; at Gillette; vs. Rock Springs; at Kelly Walsh.
Cheyenne East: vs. Kelly Walsh; at Laramie; vs. Gillette; at Cheyenne Central; vs. Cheyenne South; at Natrona; vs. Rock Springs; at Evanston; at Sheridan.
Cheyenne South: vs. Natrona; at Cheyenne Central; vs. Sheridan; at Laramie; at Cheyenne East; vs. Evanston; vs. Kelly Walsh; at Gillette; at Rock Springs.
Evanston: vs. Gillette; vs. Kelly Walsh; atĀ  Rock Springs; at Sheridan; vs. Cheyenne Central; at Cheyenne South; at Natrona; vs. Cheyenne East; at Laramie.
Gillette: at Evanston; vs. Rock Springs; at Cheyenne East; vs. Kelly Walsh; at Laramie; at Sheridan; vs. Cheyenne Central; vs. Cheyenne South; at Natrona.
Kelly Walsh: at Cheyenne East; at Evanston; vs. Laramie; at Gillette; vs. Natrona; at Rock Springs; at Cheyenne South; vs. Sheridan; vs. Cheyenne Central.
Laramie: at Rock Springs; vs. Cheyenne East; at Kelly Walsh; vs. Cheyenne South; vs. Gillette; at Cheyenne Central; at Sheridan; vs. Natrona; vs. Evanston.
Natrona: at Cheyenne South; at Sheridan; vs. Cheyenne Central; vs. Rock Springs; at Kelly Walsh; vs. Cheyenne East; vs. Evanston; at Laramie; vs. Gillette.
Rock Springs: vs. Laramie; at Gillette; vs. Evanston; at Natrona; vs. Sheridan; vs. Kelly Walsh; at Cheyenne East; at Cheyenne Central; vs. Cheyenne South.
Sheridan: at Cheyenne Central; vs. Natrona; at Cheyenne South; vs. Evanston; at Rock Springs; vs. Gillette; vs. Laramie; at Kelly Walsh; vs. Cheyenne East.

Class 3A
East Conference
Buffalo: vs. Worland; at Powell; vs. Green River; at Douglas; at Riverton; vs. Lander; at Torrington; vs. Rawlins.
Douglas: vs. Green River; at Cody; at Star Valley; vs. Buffalo; at Lander; at Rawlins; vs. Riverton; vs. Torrington.
Lander: vs. Cody; vs. Star Valley; at Jackson; at Torrington; vs. Douglas; at Buffalo; vs. Rawlins; at Riverton.
Rawlins: vs. Wheatland; vs. Jackson; at Worland; at Riverton; vs. Torrington; vs. Douglas; at Lander; at Buffalo.
Riverton: vs. Powell; at Green River; at Cody; vs. Rawlins; vs. Buffalo; at Torrington; at Douglas; vs. Lander.
Torrington: at Mitchell, Neb.; vs. Worland; at Powell; vs. Lander; at Rawlins; vs. Riverton; vs. Buffalo; at Douglas.
West Conference
Cody: at Lander; vs. Douglas; vs. Riverton; at Green River; vs. Jackson; at Star Valley; vs. Powell; at Worland.
Green River: at Douglas; vs. Riverton; at Buffalo; vs. Cody; at Worland; vs. Jackson; vs. Star Valley; at Powell.
Jackson: at Teton, Idaho; at Rawlins; vs. Lander; vs. Powell; at Cody; at Green River; vs. Worland; vs. Star Valley.
Powell: at Riverton; vs. Buffalo; vs. Torrington; at Jackson; vs. Star Valley; at Worland; at Cody; vs. Green River.
Star Valley: vs. Snake River, Idaho; at Lander; vs. Douglas; vs. Worland; at Powell; vs. Cody; at Green River; at Jackson.
Worland: at Buffalo; at Torrington; vs. Rawlins; at Star Valley; vs. Green River; vs. Powell; at Jackson; vs. Cody.

Class 2A
East Conference
Big Horn: at Greybull; vs. Burns; at Wright; vs. Glenrock; vs. Wheatland; at Moorcroft; at Tongue River; vs. Newcastle.
Burns: vs. Lusk; at Big Horn; vs. Newcastle; at Tongue River; vs. Moorcroft; at Wheatland; at Glenrock; vs. Wright.
Glenrock: vs. Thermopolis; at Tongue River; vs. Wheatland; at Big Horn; at Newcastle; vs. Wright; vs. Burns; at Moorcroft.
Moorcroft: vs. Sundance; at Newcastle; vs. Tongue River; at Wheatland; at Burns; vs. Big Horn; at Wright; vs. Glenrock.
Newcastle: at Southeast; vs. Moorcroft; at Burns; vs. Wright; vs. Glenrock; at Tongue River; vs. Wheatland; at Big Horn.
Tongue River: at Lyman; vs. Glenrock; at Moorcroft; vs. Burns; at Wright; vs. Newcastle; vs. Big Horn; at Wheatland.
Wheatland: at Rawlins; vs. Wright; at Glenrock; vs. Moorcroft; at Big Horn; vs. Burns; at Newcastle; vs. Tongue River.
Wright: vs. Lovell; at Wheatland; vs. Big Horn; at Newcastle; vs. Tongue River; at Glenrock; vs. Moorcroft; at Burns.
West Conference
Big Piney: vs. Burlington; at Thermopolis; vs. Mountain View; vs. Lyman; at Kemmerer; at Pinedale; vs. Greybull; at Lovell.
Greybull: vs. Big Horn; at Mountain View; vs. Thermopolis; at Pinedale; at Lovell; vs. Kemmerer; at Big Piney; vs. Lyman.
Kemmerer: at Wind River; vs. Lyman; at Pinedale; vs. Thermopolis; vs. Big Piney; at Greybull; vs. Lovell; at Mountain View.
Lovell: at Wright; vs. Pinedale; at Lyman; vs. Mountain View; vs. Greybull; at Thermopolis; at Kemmerer; vs. Big Piney.
Lyman: vs. Tongue River; at Kemmerer; vs. Lovell; at Big Piney; at Thermopolis; vs. Mountain View; vs. Pinedale; at Greybull.
Mountain View: at Cokeville; vs. Greybull; at Big Piney; at Lovell; vs. Pinedale; at Lyman; vs. Thermopolis; vs. Kemmerer.
Pinedale: vs. Riverside; at Lovell; vs. Kemmerer; vs. Greybull; at Mountain View; vs. Big Piney; at Lyman; at Thermopolis.
Thermopolis: at Glenrock; vs. Big Piney; at Greybull; at Kemmerer; vs. Lyman; vs. Lovell; at Mountain View; vs. Pinedale.

Class 1A 11-man
East Conference
Lingle: at Saratoga; vs. Upton; at Cheyenne East sophs; vs. Lusk; vs. Sundance; at Normative Services; at Pine Bluffs; vs. Southeast.
Lusk: at Burns; vs. Hill City, S.D.; vs. Southeast; at Lingle; vs. Pine Bluffs; vs. Sundance; at Normative Services; at Upton.
Normative Services: at Rocky Mountain; vs. Pine Bluffs; at Upton; vs. Big Horn JV; at Southeast; vs. Lingle; vs. Lusk; at Sundance.
Pine Bluffs: vs. Wyoming Indian; at Normative Services; vs. Sundance; at Southeast; at Lusk; vs. Upton; vs. Lingle; Open.
Southeast: vs. Newcastle; at Sundance; at Lusk; vs. Pine Bluffs; vs. Normative Services; at Scottsbluff, Neb., JV; vs. Upton; at Lingle.
Sundance: at Moorcroft; vs. Southeast; at Pine Bluffs; vs. Upton; at Lingle; at Lusk; vs. Hill City, S.D.; vs. Normative Services.
Upton: vs. Shoshoni; at Lingle; vs. Normative Services; at Sundance; vs. Hill City, S.D.; at Pine Bluffs; at Southeast; vs. Lusk.
West Conference
Burlington: at Big Piney; vs. Saratoga; vs. Shoshoni; at Riverside; at Wyoming Indian; vs. Wind River; at Rocky Mountain; vs. Cokeville.
Cokeville: vs. Mountain View; at Riverside; vs. Saratoga; at Shoshoni; vs. Rocky Mountain; vs. Wyoming Indian; at Wind River; at Burlington.
Riverside: at Pinedale; vs. Cokeville; at Rocky Mountain; vs. Burlington; vs. Shoshoni; at Saratoga; at Wyoming Indian; vs. Wind River.
Rocky Mountain: vs. Normative Services; at Wyoming Indian; vs. Riverside; vs. Wind River; at Cokeville; at Shoshoni; vs. Burlington; at Saratoga.
Saratoga: vs. Lingle; at Burlington; at Cokeville; vs. Wyoming Indian; at Wind River; vs. Riverside; at Shoshoni; vs. Rocky Mountain.
Shoshoni: at Upton; vs. Wind River; at Burlington; vs. Cokeville; at Riverside; vs. Rocky Mountain; vs. Saratoga; at Wyoming Indian.
Wind River: vs. Kemmerer; at Shoshoni; vs. Wyoming Indian; at Rocky Mountain; vs. Saratoga; at Burlington; vs. Cokeville; at Riverside.
Wyoming Indian: at Pine Bluffs; vs. Rocky Mountain; at Wind River; at Saratoga; vs. Burlington; at Cokeville; vs. Riverside; vs. Shoshoni.

Class 1A six-man
North Conference
Dubois: at Midwest; at Snake River; vs. Meeteetse; at Kaycee; vs. Ten Sleep; vs. Hanna; at Hulett; vs. Guernsey.
Hulett: vs. Guernsey; at Hanna; vs. Kaycee; at Ten Sleep; vs. Midwest; at Farson; vs. Dubois; at Meeteetse.
Kaycee: vs. Hanna; at Farson; at Hulett; vs. Dubois; at Meeteetse; vs. Snake River; vs. Ten Sleep; at Midwest.
Meeteetse: vs. Farson; vs. Midwest; at Dubois; at Snake River; vs. Kaycee; at Ten Sleep; at Guernsey; vs. Hulett.
Ten Sleep: vs. Snake River; at Guernsey; vs. Farson; vs. Hulett; at Dubois; vs. Meeteetse; at Kaycee; at Hanna.
South Conference
Farson: at Meeteetse; vs. Kaycee; at Ten Sleep; vs. Midwest; at Guernsey; vs. Hulett; at Hanna; vs. Snake River.
Guernsey: at Hulett; vs. Ten Sleep; vs. Snake River; at Hanna; vs. Farson; at Midwest; vs. Meeteetse; at Dubois.
Hanna: at Kaycee; vs. Hulett; at Midwest; vs. Guernsey; at Snake River; at Dubois; vs. Farson; vs. Ten Sleep.
Midwest: vs. Dubois; at Meeteetse; vs. Hanna; at Farson; at Hulett; vs. Guernsey; at Snake River; vs. Kaycee.
Snake River: at Ten Sleep; vs. Dubois; at Guernsey; vs. Meeteetse; vs. Hanna; at Kaycee; vs. Midwest; at Farson.


Cheyenne East was facing a team that had allowed it to score just six points in their past two meetings combined.

Powell was facing a team that obliterated it just 14 days ago.

But football is a fun and funny game. The past means nothing once toe meets ball and the game starts.

On Friday, both Cheyenne East and Powell reminded us why we love football so much. We don’t love football because it is rote and predictable; we love it because we never can tell what might happen over the next minute, much less the following 47.

Cheyenne East shook off a 26-3 loss to Natrona on Sept. 30 in Cheyenne and beat the previously unbeaten Mustangs 24-19 in Casper, while Powell scored in the waning seconds to beat Green River — a team it had lost to 38-14 just 14 days ago on the same field — and end the Wolves’ season with a 23-21 victory.

Maybe no one other than the most faithful and romantic of fans actually believed either upset could happen. Maybe the players themselves still can’t believe what they’ve accomplished.

Doesn’t matter now. Both the Panthers and the Thunderbirds are headed to War Memorial Stadium for the state championship games.

East controlled Natrona from the start, building a 21-7 lead before relying on its defense to bring home the victory. Even that wasn’t assured until late, until after Natrona scored in the final two minutes but could not recover an onside kick.

Powell’s victory was a bit more dramatic.

The Panthers rallied from a 14-3 halftime deficit and scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter. However, after Green River scored with 41 seconds remaining to take a 21-17 lead, Powell had to summon all of its gusto to come back — and did so by scoring with 12 seconds to go to take the lead.

The only other road team to win on Friday was Lyman, which beat Glenrock 22-14 in a game that got really, really good in the fourth quarter. I was fortunate enough to be at this game and I was having a lot of trouble just keeping up with all the action in the fourth quarter: three turnovers, two goal-line stands, a missed field goal. It was a great end to what, up until that point, had been a less-than-memorable game. But, again, it’s supposed to be a fun and funny game. Lyman-Glenrock was both.

Douglas (20-14 over Buffalo) and Lovell (23-20 over Newcastle) also eked out too close for comfort victories on Friday, too. Douglas staved off Buffalo in what was a typical Douglas-Buffalo game, both in the score and, recently, in the victor. Lovell, however, led 23-6 before the upstart Dogies came roaring back and very nearly pulled of what would have been an upset for all time. Instead, it’s just another close call for the undefeated Bulldogs.

The other games were less intense. Sheridan, Cokeville, Southeast, Snake River and Dubois all won with relative ease when compared to the other five games on Friday. Nevertheless, these five teams, at this point in the season, aren’t really sweating the method too much — they’re just happy to survive and move on to Laramie.

So what did you see on Friday that drew your attention? Comment below with your thoughts and let’s start talking semifinals, Laramie, fun and funny.

This week: 8-2 (80 percent). This season: 249-50 (83 percent).


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