If you take a look at the scoring records page, you’ll see quite an influence from my last update. Although it makes sense to think that in this era of high-powered offense (and of six-man football), most of the updates to that page would have come from the 2010 season, it’s also interesting to note that the top two scoring games in state history now belong to games played in 1930 and 1932.
The new listing for most points scored by one team in a single game is the 113 points Cheyenne Central (then Cheyenne) put up against University Prep of Laramie on Halloween 1930. University Prep never had a chance, and for two reasons: one, the Buckaroos were not a good team, going winless in 1930 before dropping the sport for almost a decade; two, this game was never supposed to happen this way.
According to newspaper accounts of the game, University Prep made the trek over the summit to play what they thought was going to be Cheyenne’s junior varsity team. But the Indians, who otherwise had an open week, suited and played their varsity.
Even so, the game did not begin as a beat down. Prep actually matched the Indians’ first score and it was 6-6 early. Then the Indians unleashed the floodgates, and there was little the Buckaroos could do to stop it. The rest is 113 points of record-setting mayhem.
Meanwhile, the No. 2 highest scoring game since 1930 also came in the early 1930s — Lander’s 96-0 victory over Basin on Oct. 13, 1932. This was simply a case of a conference mismatch. Lander was in the midst of a great season; the Tigers finished 5-1-1. Lander was also one of the era’s few high-scoring offensive teams, as the Tigers put up 58 points on Riverton the week after the Basin blowout, then scored 77 against Ten Sleep a week after that.
Of course, 2010 had its impact on the lists, too — most notably with Ten Sleep. The Pioneers scored 93 points twice this season. How rare is that? Well, Wyoming teams have broken the 90-point barrier just six times since 1930, and two of those were accomplished by Ten Sleep in 2010. In addition, the Pioneers’ 93-56 victory over Guernsey-Sunrise set a new record for combined points in a game with 149, breaking the old record by an amazing 11 points.
Ten Sleep combined with two other teams this season, Meeteetse and Kaycee, to make three of the seven highest combined scoring games since 1930. That’s amazing.
Anyway, click here to check out the lists.