The Meeteetse Longhorns are testing their six-man prowess in the most dramatic way possible — by taking their game to Texas.

The Longhorns will play at Robert Lee, Texas, in the season opener Aug. 30 in Robert Lee. The game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. CDT (6:30 p.m. MDT).

The Robert Lee High School Steers went 10-2 last season, losing in the second round of the Class 1A Six-Man Division 2 playoffs.

Robert Lee is in west-central Texas, about 70 miles southwest of Abilene and about 100 miles east of Midland. And it’s 1,156 miles from Meeteetse, according to Google Maps’ preferred route.

Robert Lee has 42 students in its high school.

Meeteetse, meanwhile, went 6-4 last season, losing to Snake River in the semifinals of the Wyoming six-man playoffs. The Longhorns do return the state’s leading rusher, Seth Bennett, who ran for 1,951 yards last year and also threw for 1,171.

The game marks only the second time a Wyoming high school will play a school from Texas and the first time a Wyoming high school will play in Texas. On Sept. 22, 1939, Natrona beat Pampa, Texas, 18-6 in Casper.

Meeteetse AD Cory Dziowgo said the team is looking to fundraise to help pay for the trip. If you’re interested in helping, you can contact Dziowgo at or you can call the school at 307-868-2501.


The rosters have been set for the Six-man Shootout all-star football game between Wyoming and Nebraska.

The game will be played at 1 p.m. Saturday in Dubois. Teams check in and practices will begin Wednesday.

This the second year for the all-star game. Wyoming won last year’s game 54-52 in Arthur, Neb., by scoring 34 consecutive second-half points.

This year’s rosters:

Dubois: John Bartlett, Cody Flynn, Jesse Hawk, Kyle Tea.
Hanna: Rylie Richardson.
Hulett: Preston Neiman, Kellen Wilson.
Kaycee: James Caro, Markus Koch, Garrett Kremers.
Midwest: Anthony Butler, Bryce Cisneros.
Snake River: Cole Gourlay, Conner Lee, Grayson Lee, Clay Orchard, Manuel Quinteros.
Ten Sleep: Friscoe Erdahl.

Arthur County: Logan Lewis.
Elba/North Loup Scotia: Abe Dush, Jerrod Moody.
Elkhorn Valley: Taylor Hanson, Alex Ellison, Jacob Heldt.
Maywood: Aaron Doxon.
St. Edward: Josh Osantowski, Wyatt Jasa.
Silver Lake: Catarino Perez, Jayden Grabill.
Sioux County: Garrett Gray, Johnny Dunn.
Wauneta-Palisade: Connor Kayton, Jack McGraw, Weylin Davis, Logan Bischoff.


Meeteetse has hired Matt Jensen as its head football coach.

Jensen had been at Stanley County High School in Fort Pierre, S.D., for the past four years, including two years as head football coach. Prior to that, he coached football at Winner, S.D.

Jensen verified his hiring via telephone with on Tuesday.

Jensen replaces Levi Stephens, who went 8-18 in three years with the Longhorns. Meeteetse went 6-4 last year and reached the state six-man semifinals.

For a full list of coaching changes in the state this year, click here.


Former Teton (Idaho) defensive coordinator Rob Anderson has been hired as the head coach at Thermopolis.

Anderson — the brother of Lyman coach Dale Anderson — was at Teton for nine years, the last three as defensive coordinator.

Anderson verified the hiring via telephone with today.

He will also be the head girls basketball coach at Thermopolis; he was the head boys basketball coach at Teton before leaving for the Bobcats. The Teton football team qualified for the Idaho Class 3A playoffs a year ago but lost in the first round.

A native of Mackay, Idaho, Anderson said he met with the teams in Thermopolis last week and will move to Thermopolis later this month.

For a full list of coaching changes in the state this year, click here.


Hanna has hired assistant coach Zack Scott to be the school’s new head football coach.

Hanna AD Russ Wiggam verified the hiring Wednesday via email.

Scott has been part of Hanna’s program for 12 years, Wiggam said, and was the assistant to former coach Tom Waring, who recently accepted the head coaching position at Rawlins.

For a full list of coaching changes in the state this year, click here.


One addition and one fix to the scores listed on the site:

Added Midwest’s 7-6 loss to the Kelly Walsh JV on Sept. 5, 1970.

Fixed the score for Lander’s 28-6 victory over Rock Springs on Sept. 20, 1974. (I had the score reversed, with Rock Springs winning.)

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

As always, if you spot an error, feel free to let me know. Email me at


Here is a quick look at the two records broken in the North’s 34-6 victory over the South in the 40th annual Shrine Bowl on Saturday — both by Natrona’s Brecken Biggs:

Total offense: Biggs, 358 yards (280 passing, 78 rushing); beat old record of 308 set by Natrona’s Corky Davis, 1975.

Touchdown passes: Biggs, 4; ties old record set by Upton’s Darin Schiller, 1984, and Wheatland’s Ward Anderson, 2011.

The North now leads the all-time series 19-18-3.


The 40th annual Shrine Bowl will kick off at 7 p.m. Saturday at Cheney Alumni Field in Casper. Here are some interesting notes to keep in mind as we head toward the game:

* The all-time record is tied at 18-18-3.

* Head coaches Michael McGuire (North, Big Horn) and Mark Bullington (South, Southeast) are both head coach for the second time. This is the fourth Shrine Bowl in which both head coaches have already been head coaches; it previously happened in 1992, 2000 and 2003. Also, in 1997, Gary Glenn and Todd Dayton co-coached the South team after each had already been a head coach in the Shrine Bowl.

* Both Natrona and Sheridan have players in the Shrine Bowl this year. Those two schools are the only ones in the state that have had at least one player in all 40 Shrine Bowls.

* Cheyenne South is represented in the Shrine Bowl for the first time by James Marshall.

* Cody doesn’t have a player in the Shrine Bowl for the first time since 2003.

* Three six-man players — Snake River’s Conner Lee and Dubois’ Cody Flynn and Jesse Hawk — will play in the Shrine Bowl. Five six-man players played in 2012; only two played in 2011 and 2010.

The rosters for both teams, as of the last official released update, are posted below:

Burns: Colton Wright.
Cheyenne Central: David Riedl, Seth Edeen.
Cheyenne East: Trey Herrera, Austen Motily, Joe Ash, Hayes Stone, Tod Wenger.
Cheyenne South: James Marshall.
Cokeville: Brigham Teichert.
Douglas: Ty Etchemendy, C.J. Allen.
Evanston: Wyatt Day, Matt Johnson.
Glenrock: D.C. Hall.
Green River: Zach Huber, Blaine Christensen, Dan Probst.
Kemmerer: Matt Archibald.
Laramie: Peter Trahan.
Lusk: Colter Larson.
Lyman: Cisco Taylor, Nicholas Reis.
Rawlins: Wyatt Hopkins.
Rock Springs: Braxton Rosette, Zach Legerski, Tanner McQuillan, James Sedey.
Snake River: Conner Lee.
Southeast: Zach Eisenbarth, John Lessard.
Star Valley: Ryan Brough, Marshall Watkins, Derrick Wolfley.
Torrington: Nick Prusia.
Wheatland: Brendan Ruwart.
Coaches: Mark Bullington, Southeast, head coach; Shawn Burkart, Southeast; Michael Bates, Snake River; Dale Anderson, Lyman; Mark Lenhardt, Torrington; Brick Cegelski, Cheyenne Central.
Trainers/managers: Brook Nogle, Kelly Walsh; Alexis Hall, Cheyenne East; Tre Patterson, Douglas; Jacob Smith, Laramie.

Big Horn: Matthew Wigglesworth, Lucas Wollenman, Will O’Dell.
Buffalo: Tyler Rogers, Aaron Fenner.
Burlington: Ben Mancuso.
Dubois: Cody Flynn, Jesse Hawk.
Gillette: Dani Fischer, Taylor Bigelow, Justin Berkey, Dylan Haddix.
Jackson: Andrew Linsenmann.
Kelly Walsh: John Fabrizius, Isaac Bayer.
Lovell: Dylan Hultgren, Cody Savage, Dino Collins.
Natrona: Brecken Biggs, Josh Flanigan, Dan Reese, Adam Britton, Colter Bentley.
Newcastle: J.T. Harper, Billie Gordon.
Powell: Duane Schwahn, Vince Sleep, Tyler Patterson.
Riverton: T.J. Galey, Lane Savage.
Sheridan: Nate Kane, Collin Eisenman, Mitch Godwin.
Upton-Sundance: Kory Butts.
Worland: Colby Wartman, Jacob McGarvin.
Coaches: Michael McGuire, Big Horn, head coach; Kirk McLaughlin, Big Horn; David Trembly, Dubois; Andy Garland, Upton-Sundance; Curt Mayer, Worland; Josh Anderson, Natrona.
Trainers/managers: Michael Engling, Buffalo; Natasha Vega, Worland; Demitrie Montuy, Lovell.

So who do you think is the favorite? Who do you think might emerge as the star of the game? Do you think either team has an advantage heading into Saturday’s game? Post your thoughts below!


Hanna head coach Tom Waring will take over the football program at Rawlins.

Waring, who has been Hanna’s football coach for the past four years, takes over for Brian Anderson.

Rawlins activities director Darlene O’Melia verified Waring’s hire via email to on Thursday.

Waring went 16-22 in his four years with the Miners, but led the team to the state six-man championship game in 2010.

Anderson went 1-23 in three years but did help Rawlins snap a 35- game losing streak last season.

A replacement for Waring in Hanna has not yet been named.

For a full list of coaching changes in the state this year, click here.


Former Lyman and Laramie coach Ted Holmstrom will be the new head coach at Riverside.

Holmstrom verified the hire via email on Wednesday.

The coach led Lyman for three years from 2009-11, helping the Eagles to a Class 2A runner-up finish his final year. He went 1-8 as the coach at Laramie last year.

Holmstrom replaces Adam Tri, who resigned earlier this spring after three seasons as head coach. Riverside went 2-7 in 2012.

For a full list of coaching changes in the state this year, click here.



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