Eleven Wyoming high school football players have been named as finalists for the National Football Foundation’s Wyoming Chapter scholar-athlete awards.

Each finalist will earn a $1,200 scholarship; one winner will be awarded an additional $1,200 scholarship and a chance to win regional and national honors.

Each classification has two finalists, except for Class 4A, which has three this year. Finalists are:

Class 4A: Graedyn Buell, Cheyenne East, and Andrew Johnson, Cheyenne Central, backs; Quinton Mangus, Sheridan, lineman.

Class 3A: Nic Talich, Cody, back; Rylan Koehn, Riverton, lineman.

Class 2A: C.J. Lindsay, Lovell, back; Hunter Meeks, Mountain View, lineman.

Class 1A nine-man: Colter Collver, Wind River; Bodie Herring, Southeast.

Class 1A six-man: Hadley Abarr, Meeteetse; Dalton Peterson, Encampment.

The 11 finalists were taken from 96 nominees. The Wyoming Chapter banquet is normally in March, but plans for this year’s ceremony are delayed due to COVID-19.


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