WATCH: Friday Night Frenzy (Week 7, 2023)
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Week 7 featured some of the most competitive football games all season, headlined by the 1A 9-man thriller between Pine Bluffs and Lingle-Ft. Laramie.
The Game of the Week certainly lived up to the hype. The #1 Hornets and #3 Doggers entered Friday night a combined 12-0 on the season, and early on the home team looked like they were running away with it. Pine Bluffs entered halftime with a 17-0 lead, and extended the margin with a touchdown to make it 24-0 in the third quarter. Then, Lingle-Ft. Laramie woke up in a big way. The Doggers rattled off 24 unanswered points to send the game to overtime, and struck first in the extra period to take a 31-24 lead. The Hornets answered with a touchdown of their own, and decided to go for an all-or-nothing two point conversion. Ultimately it was unsuccessful, and the Doggers pulled off one of-- if not the biggest-- comebacks of the year. This was the second week in a row Lingle-Ft. Laramie showed their second half grit against a ranked team, as the previous week they mounted a come-from-behind victory over #5 Southeast.
It was senior night in Burns, Wyoming with the Bulldogs of Wheatland in town. The Bulldogs got on the board first and did not look back. In the first half Wheatland QB, Brock Peasley had three passing touchdowns. Two of those went to Bryce Stetson. Wheatland beat Burns 54-0 and improve to 4-4. Burns needs some more conference wins to make the playoffs, they sit at 1-7 with their one win in conference plays.
A close game at 7220 as Laramie hosted Rock Springs. After the Plainsmen fumbled at the opposing 5 yard-line on their opening drive both teams were locked in at 7-7 at the half. The Tigers would come out on top in a one possession game 21-14. Laramie has one more chance to get a win on the season at South next week.
It was senior night all around Cheyenne, and East hosted cross town school South to get their senior night started. It didn’t take long for them to get going, as Drew Jackson on the third play of the game took it to the house for 64 yards off of a toss. After a dropped ball on the ensuing kick off, the T-Birds got the ball back and they made good on their recovery. Cam Hayes threw it to Renton Jensen out of the backfield and within the first two minutes of the game East was up 14-0. They kept the foot on the gas pedal, when Drew Jackson got the ball in his hands again, he took it down 70 yards to get another score for the T-Birds. They never let their foot off the gas, as they pick up the win in their last home game of the regular season over South 76-13.
Just up the road Central hosted the #4 Campbell County Camels as they were looking for the upset win on their senior night. The Indians found themselves up 6-0 thanks to a pair of field goals going into the half, but the Camels came out of the locker room locked in. Mason Drube threw it up, as he was being dragged down, to Aidan Dorr who got them within the goal line. They ended up getting the lead after a short option to Trenton Rosenau. It seems like special teams was in full force all around the Capital City, on the kickoff Miles Porwoll who took it all the way to the end zone and gave Central the lead once again. They went for two and converted with a quick pass to Jack Dimanna to put them up by 7. This game went past the distance, as it was settled in overtime. The Camels struck first, but Central did respond with a touchdown of their own. However, they weren’t able to convert the 2 point conversion, as Campbell County escaped the upset 21-20.
Thursday, Oct. 12
Final: Lusk 61 Guernsey-Sunrise 6
Final: Rocky Mountain 1 St. Stephens 0 – canceled; forfeit win for the Grizzlies
Final: Cody Sophs 42 1A 9-Man Rocky Mountain 20 - Last Report
Friday, Oct. 13
Final: #1 Sheridan 42 #3 Natrona County 7
Final: #2 Cheyenne East 76 Cheyenne South 13
Final: #4 Campbell County 21 Cheyenne Central 20 - OT
Final: #5 Thunder Basin 57 Kelly Walsh 22
Final: Rock Springs 21 Laramie 14
Final: #2 Powell 51 Jackson 6
Final: #3 Cody 48 Evanston 13
Final: Riverton 25 #4 Buffalo 14
Final: #5 Douglas 49 Rawlins 21
Final: Worland 21 Lander 6
Final: #1 Star Valley 47 Green River 6
Final: #4 Cokeville 35 Thermopolis 6
Final: #1 Mountain View 42 Pinedale 7
Final: #3 Lovell 50 Kemmerer 0
Final: #2 Big Horn 14 #5 Tongue River 7
Final: Newcastle 35 Glenrock 13
Final: Torrington 35 Upton-Sundance 6
Final: Wheatland 54 Burns 0
Final: #4 Big Piney 66 Wyoming Indian 6
Final: #2 Wind River 54 Shoshoni 22
4th Qtr: Southeast 36 Saratoga 14 - last report
Final: #3 Lingle-Ft. Laramie 31 #1 Pine Bluffs 30 - OT
Final: #5 Riverside 24 Greybull 14
Final: Wright 34 Moorcroft 6
Final: #4 Dubois 62 H.E.M. 6
Final: #3 Burlington 1 Ten Sleep 0 - Huskies win by forfeit
Final: #2 Encampment 76 Casper Christian 24
Final: #1 Little Snake River 53 Farson-Eden 0
Final: 2A Lyman 36 Rich County, UT 13
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