From 1962 to 1967 in all classes, and from 1962 to 1974 in Classes A and B-C, postseason football was shut down in Wyoming. No playoffs, no state championship games, nothing. Only an unsatisfying mythical championship that, in the end, was just opinion. The next several days, wyoming-football.com is taking a look at the title games and playoff brackets we missed out on in the “dead era” of the 1960s and 1970s.
Today, we examine the year 1970.
Class A: Buffalo (8-0) vs. Star Valley (9-1). Star Valley avenged a 14-6 loss to Jackson early in the season by beating the Broncs 41-0 on the Jackson turf a few weeks later. Buffalo, meanwhile, made winning the East look easy by winning every game by at least nine points.
Class B East: Upton (7-1-1) vs. Glenrock (8-1). A tie against Sundance and a loss to Midwest was not enough to prevent Upton from winning the parity-filled Northeast, while Glenrock shook off an early 7-6 loss to Lingle and rallied to win the Southeast crown after the Doggers — after a 6-0 start — lost their final two games.
Class B West: Byron (9-0) vs. Pinedale (9-0-1): Aside from a 36-28 victory over Deaver-Frannie, Byron won every one of its games by at least 38 points. Pinedale, though, was the mythical state champ, even with a 6-6 tie against Mountain View, a team Pinedale had beaten 20-6 earlier in the season, as the only blotch on the record.