A uniform number is something special.

It’s the source of pride, whether it’s in face paint, T-shirts or tattoos. It’s the one way, outside of their play itself, that players can be identified. It’s how coaches usually refer to opposing players.

With 99 options to choose from, a number can follow a player forever. The choice isn’t always easy.

The list below represents the top 99 (minus a few) players in Wyoming high school football, as listed by uniform number. Altogether, the list represents all classifications, all positions, all geographic areas — a solid cross-section of the Wyoming football scene.

But forming this list is always one of the most challenging tasks of my summer. Choosing one player per number when numerous players are deserving becomes a fool’s errand. Conversely, sometimes FINDING one returning player who wore a given number at any school in the state is tough.

Even if your favorite player isn’t connected with the number on the list, trust me — I considered them all. You’re welcome to disagree, and I welcome comments on this post to let me know which number, and name, you’ve got your eye on this fall.

My annual disclaimer: I can’t guarantee that the numbers players wore last year will be worn again by them this year. I can’t even guarantee that they’ll go out, or that they haven’t moved since the end of last year. I used last year’s stat listings and rosters posted online to determine what jersey number players wore; if your team didn’t compile stats or didn’t post a roster, I didn’t (moreover, couldn’t) include those players. Also, at least one of these players wore more than one number last year; they’re noted with asterisks.

This is the third year I have done this list — you can see a couple repeaters from the 2020 and 2019 lists on this year’s list.

NumberNameSchool
1Andrew SkorczRock Springs
2Brody HasenackJackson
3Jacob SchieveGreen River
4Geoffrey JohnsonSaratoga
5Connor MicheliMountain View
6Reed ThompsonPine Bluffs
7Nathanial TalichCheyenne Central
8Sadler SmithJackson
9Cam BurkettKelly Walsh
10Taylor PierceWorland
11Brock DouzenisWorland
12Ryan BakerThunder Basin
13Cooper GarberBig Horn
14Samuel RamsbottomKaycee
15Gavin GoffCheyenne East
16Dom LopezCheyenne East
17Hadley MyersSnake River
18Sam ScottJackson
19Peyton CorniaEvanston
20Zach RatcliffPowell
21Cade ButlerBig Horn
22Ryan ClapperSoutheast
23Kaeden WilcoxNatrona
24Cadon ShakleeRock Springs
25Jayden ArchuletaDouglas
26Isaac SchoenfeldRock Springs
27Jonathan Vazquez VargasJackson
28Keltan EwingDouglas
29Rylan WehrDouglas
30Holden McConkeyNewcastle
31Lane OeschStar Valley
32McCoy SmithLyman
33Cord HerringSoutheast
34Aaron CarverWorland
35Hyannie FaustoWheatland
36Tanner CollinsMountain View
37Matisse WeaverLander
38Preston NicholsLovell
39Texas TannerSheridan
40Toran GrahamPowell
41Slayd DaleySaratoga
42Tim VerburgCampbell County
43Cayden DymondCampbell County
44Colter DawsonJackson
45Jake SchlattmannGreybull
46Samuel HulickBuffalo
47Charlie NicholsCheyenne Central
48Cooper HarrimanGuernsey
49Conor ManloveBurns
50Kris TopaumRiverton
51Dylan MolzahnLusk
52Dawson CurtisDouglas
53Thomas HowardBig Piney
54Riley BlackburnLusk
55William PewJackson
56Daniel GormanCody
57Frank ArmajoLander
58Diego PaniaguaPine Bluffs
59Chris LarsonSheridan
60Lucas ChappellStar Valley*
61Jaxson McGeeGreen River
62Sheldon ShoopmanPowell
63Wade BarkerEvanston
64Kelton BournazianRock Springs
65Mason WellsLusk
66Lane SchramekPowell
67Will BakerSoutheast
68Kirk KaySoutheast
69Eddie TokarczykHulett
70Dayne LampLusk
71Cale HawsBurns
72Taylor FossCampbell County
73Chase OsterGreybull
74Ivor McPhieLander
75Matt McMillanKemmerer
76Kyle LogarDouglas
77Dylen ClendenenRocky Mountain
78Jacob KnoblochTongue River
79Josh ThompsonBig Horn
80Jake HicksWheatland
81Vaun PiersonKaycee
82Heston FisherSaratoga
83Rodee BrowWheatland
84Jackson KirkbrideBurns
85Jake KampmanKemmerer
86Hogan TystadNewcastle
87Robert KoivupaloLander
88Chase MillerTorrington
89Lucas EngleRiverton
90No returners identified
91Tyson ChristiansenRocky Mountain
92No returners identified
93No returners identified
94No returners identified
95No returners identified
96No returners identified
97No returners identified
98No returners identified
99Jaxson StanleyShoshoni

Chappell also wore No. 88 last fall.

–patrick

4 Thoughts on “Wyoming’s top returning high school football players by uniform number: 2021 edition

  1. Brett Smith on July 13, 2021 at 12:02 pm said:

    What a cool list! Thanks for putting fun things like this out.

    I’ll have my eye on #14 or #60 or whatever # Jase Smith with Rawlins ends up wearing.

  2. Patrick on July 13, 2021 at 6:54 pm said:

    Thanks, Brett! Curious to see how the Outlaws do this season. Looking forward to it all!

    –patrick

  3. Jacob Schieve on August 12, 2021 at 2:24 pm said:

    This is an honor. I’ve saw the list last year and thought it was really cool. Thank you #3.

  4. Patrick on August 12, 2021 at 3:11 pm said:

    Thanks Jacob! You earned it. Excited to see how the season goes for you.

    —patrick

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