Semifinals Preview: #1E Pine Bluffs

Published: Nov. 4, 2021 at 12:44 AM CDT
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PINE BLUFFS, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Last week, #1E Pine Bluffs (9-0) defeated #4W Riverside 35-8 in the 1A-9 Man Wyoming Football State Quarterfinals.

This week, PB welcomes #2W Rocky Mountain (Cowley), another Big Horn County team to Southeastern Wyoming.

“They have a really good quarterback and they have a really big defensive line so just their size is an advantage to them and that’s just something that we have to prepare for and then just going back to tackling and being strong up front,” said PB Junior Collin Jessen.

The Grizzlies (8-1) are a good team. They have won seven games in a row and Rocky Mountain has scored at least 37 points in its last three contests.

“Blocking is a big [key to the game] offensively,” said PB Junior Alex Sloan. “I think that’s going to change the game a lot for the receivers. Defensively, just rallying up and tackling, that’s gonna be a huge part team tackling.”

Therefore, the Hornets know they have a lot of work to do in order to move on to the 1A-9 Man Football State Championship.

“So as a running back, I’m really looking at their line,” said PB Junior Dalton Schaefer. “I’m gonna have to find some holes and cut back and I’m gonna have to pay attention to that because they got a good front up there. As a safety, [I’m] just gonna stay on my man, gotta read the ball, see what the QB’s gonna do. See if he’s gonna sneak it or see if he’s gonna pass. Just gotta do my job.”

Pine Bluffs and Rocky Mountain kickoff at 5:30 p.m.

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