It’s finally done! “A Century of Fridays: Wyoming High School Football, 1894-2011,” is now available for purchase through the book’s publisher at

At 596 pages, the book is an exhaustive look at high school football in the Equality State. With results of more than 22,000 games, several thousand names of all-state players dating back to 1920, and a look back at the events, people and games that helped shape the game, this book covers everything about the sport in Wyoming.

In addition to the results and listings, the book also provides information about former Wyoming high school players who have reached the NFL; the records of the 100 most victorious coaches in state history; details about deaths that have occurred from players in the state; and records and results from the Shrine Bowl.

The book also includes contributions from numerous coaches, players and media members, who picked out their favorite players, teams and moments from more than a century’s worth of games. Contributors include:

Harold Bailey, head coach, Shoshoni 1975-2001
Bob Bonnar, associate publisher, Newcastle News Letter Journal
Brick Cegelski, head coach, Cheyenne Central 1996-present
Steve Core, KUGR radio, Green River
Kay Fackrell, head coach, Goshen Hole 1974, Lyman 1976-79, Evanston 1980-97
Robert Gagliardi, sports editor, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle
John Gabrielsen, editor,
Cory Griffith, sports writer, Lusk Herald
Steve Harshman, head coach, Natrona 1991-2011
Jerry Hart, head coach, Green River 1967-68, Star Valley 1969-81
Art Hill, head coach, Glenrock 1952-55, Riverton 1957-58, Natrona 1965-83
Jeremiah Johnke, sports writer, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle
George Kay, former sportscaster, K2 Television
Bill Landen, former sports editor, Casper Star-Tribune
Pat Lynch, head coach, Buffalo 1998-2011
John McDougall, head coach, Dubois 1968-73, Cody 1974-98
Jack Nowlin, sports writer, Casper Star-Tribune
Clint Oldenburg, Gillette Class of 2001; Washington Redskins 2007
Steven Peck, publisher, Riverton Ranger
Lew Roney, 1965 AP state player of the year; head coach, Cheyenne Central 1990-95
Carl Selmer, head coach, Worland 1947-57
Sally Ann Shurmur, former sports writer and current community news editor, Casper Star-Tribune
Ben Smith, head coach, Rocky Mountain 1988-2002
Kent Smith, KYCN/KZEW radio, Wheatland
“Smokey” Mark Stenson, KYDT radio, Sundance/Upton

Order your copy today; I’ve listed it at 10 percent off for a short time.

Thanks again to everyone who made this book possible!


2 Thoughts on ““A Century of Fridays” is now available!

  1. T. J. Claunch on January 30, 2012 at 12:38 pm said:

    Great news Patrick and I anticipate a load of enjoyable reading as well as learning the history of Wyoming high school football. Hope you sell a million copies as you certainly deserve it with all of the hard work you put into this project.

    Hope your new job is going well.

  2. Steve Core on January 30, 2012 at 12:51 pm said:

    I ordered two today, looking forward to it. Thanks Patrick.

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