WATCH: 1A 9-Man, 2A, 4A State Football Championship Game Highlights
LARAMIE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The second day of state football championship games wrapped up on Saturday at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie, and it brought the 2021 high school football season across the state to a close.
In the first game of the day, Lyman held off Lovell 8-6. It is the second consecutive state championship for the Eagles.
After Lyman had been crowned, Shoshoni and Rocky Mountain took the field. Shoshoni Quarterback Alex Mills was able to hook up with Trey Fike for a 2-yard touchdown pass, and that connection would prove to be an important one for the Wranglers on Saturday.
Mills and Fike connected for two more touchdown passes in the second and third quarter each, and Shoshoni would hold Rocky Mountain’s offense in check for most of the afternoon. Shoshoni won the game by a final score of 19-6.
It is the first state championship for the Wranglers since 1985.
Shoshoni Junior Running Back Pehton Truempler would finish the game with 118 rushing yards on 22 carries. After the game, he said he envisioned the season ending while holding up a state championship trophy.
“It means a lot,” said Truempler about winning Shoshoni’s first state championship since 1985. " I’ve done something that both my brothers haven’t, and that’s win a state championship in football, and it feels really good to say that.”
In the final game of the day, Rock Springs and Sheridan duked it out for the 4A championship crown.
Sheridan was able to get on the board from the opening kick. Carter McComb would take a reverse from Dom Kaszas on the kickoff, and he’d return it for a touchdown.
Rock Springs had a quick response, and Quarterback Brock Bider would cap off the Tigers’ first drive with a 1-yard touchdown run.
In the second quarter, Sheridan Running Back Colson Coon got going. He’d take a wildcat snap from 2-yards out and give the Broncs a 17-7 lead with 2:30 left in the half.
Then, Sheridan would force another punt from Rock Springs before the end of the half. Coon would break off a 40-yard run, and Kaszas would take a screen pass 29-yards to set up Coon again, which would come from 4-yards away.
The Broncs would lead 24-7 into the half.
Coon would shed and outrun would-be tacklers for a 59-yard TD run early in the third quarter, which gave Sheridan a 31-7 lead. Coon would finish the game with 230 rushing yards and four touchdowns.
Rock Springs would try to mount a comeback, but they couldn’t come up with enough offense to catch Sheridan. Current Rock Springs and Future University of Wyoming Tight End Isaac Schoenfeld finished the game with six carries for 34 yards, 134 receiving yards on 11 catches and completed a pass for six yards on offense.
The final score was 45-27, and Sheridan claimed its seventh state championship since 2009.
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