WATCH: Friday Night Frenzy (Week 1, 2023)

Published: Sep. 1, 2023 at 11:58 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Week 1 of the high school football season saw every viewing area team in action for the first time this year.

In this week’s Game of the Week, Pine Bluffs handled Shoshoni 36-12 in a rematch of the 2022 1A 9-Man state championship game. The contest took place on Thursday, and the full game write up can be found here.

Headlining the 4A competition was a top-three showdown as first ranked East hosted third ranked Natrona County. The home team got off to a fast start courtesy of two David Hondel scores-- one receiving and another on a punt return. Natrona forced just one T-Birds punt in the first 24 minutes, and were unable to score themselves in that time. East entered the break up 45-0, putting the game out of reach to the point they were able to rest their starters through the entire second half. The Mustangs did get on the board after halftime, but the contest ended as a statement T-Birds victory by a score of 45-7.

Central made the trek to the Oil City where they took on Kelly Walsh, and both teams were still looking for their first win of the season. The Trojans were looking to play spoiler to the #5 Indians, and they started it off with a fumble recovery on the very first drive. However, Central would find a turnover of their own, as Nathan Brenchley got an interception, and they never looked back. There were a ton of Indians making their way to the end zone, including running touchdowns by Brenchley, Mason Counter, and Miles Porwoll before the end of the half. Central put an exclamation point on their first win as they took down Kelly Walsh 38-6.

The Douglas Bearcats kicked off their 2023-’24 season against the Jackson Broncs (0-1) Friday night. The Bearcats didn’t take long to get out to an early lead as senior quarterback Trey Rinn, helped lead the Bearcats to an early 14 – 0 lead with 2:37 left in the first quarter. By halftime the score was 21 – 0, with the Bearcats never looking back to start the second half after junior, Cash Tillard stripped the ball and it was recovered by Rinn who ran it back all the way for a 60-yard touchdown to put the Bearcats up 28-0. The final score of the game was 35-19, marking the Bearcats first win of the season, and bringing the Broncs to 0-2.

Thursday, Aug. 31

1A-9 Man

Final: #1 Pine Bluffs 36 Shoshoni 12

Final: #2 Big Piney 33 Lusk 20

Non-Varsity Opponent

Final: 1A-6 Man #4 Encampment 52 Natrona Sophs 6

Friday, Sept. 1


Final: #1 Cheyenne East 45 #3 Natrona 7

Final: #2 Sheridan 69 Cheyenne South 3

Final: #4 Thunder Basin 49 Rock Springs 14

Final: #5 Cheyenne Central 38 Kelly Walsh 6

Final: Campbell County 45 Laramie 0


Final: #3 Douglas 35 Jackson 19

Final: Green River 15 Lander 14

Final: #2 Cody 56 Riverton 7

Final: #4 Powell 51 Worland 0


Final: #3 Mountain View 38 Wheatland 0

Final: Kemmerer 25 Glenrock 7

Final: #4 Lovell 33 #2 Big Horn 27 - 2OT

Thermopolis at #5 Tongue River - MISSING SCORE

Final: Upton-Sundance 13 Cokeville 6

1A-9 Man

Final: #4 Southeast 29 Riverside 6

Final: Guernsey-Sunrise 28 Wyoming Indian 8

Final: Greybull 16 Moorcroft 14

Final: Rocky Mountain 22 Wright 19

1A-6 Man

Final: #1 Little Snake River 78 #5 Meeteetse 28

Final: #2 Dubois 75 Hulett 12

Final: Kaycee 63 H.E.M. 13


Final: 3A #5 Buffalo 49 2A Newcastle 12

Final: 2A Pinedale 6 3A Rawlins 0

Out-of-State Opponent

Final: 2A #1 Lyman 28 Bear Lake, Idaho, 7

Final: 3A #1 Star Valley 26 Preston, ID 14

Final: South Summit, UT 34 3A Evanston 17

2A Burns at Yuma, CO - MISSING SCORE

Final: Mitchell, NE 39 2A Torrington 7

1A-6 Man #3 Burlington at Custer, MT - MISSING SCORE

Non-Varsity Opponent

Final: 1A-9 Man #5 Lingle-Ft. Laramie 71 Cheyenne Central JV 0

Final: 1A-6 Man Farson-Eden 27 Shoshoni JV 0