East wins a close one against Natrona County and other 4A Semi Final results

Published: Nov. 4, 2023 at 10:22 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - East secured their fifth 4A State Championship appearance in the last five years with a 17-10 win over Natron County.

Both of the Thunderbirds touchdowns were products of quarterback Cam Hayes. The first a five yard reception by Drew Jackson and the second a goal line QB sneak.

Natrona County’s run game was something to watch, along with their defense. The Mustangs held the Thunderbirds to just three possessions in the first half. Natona’s lone touchdown came on just their second passing attempt of the game.

In the fourth quarter, down 17-3, Trig Berens found Dawson Clark in the back of the endzone from about 25-yards out to make it a one possession game. That was a fourth down heave.

The Mustangs comeback came up short though.

East has a date with Sheridan in the 4A State final for the second year in a row.


1A 6-MAN

- Final Score: (S1) Little Snake River 47 (S3) Dubois 22

- Final Score: (N1) Burlington 80 (S2) Encampment 73

1A 9-MAN

- Final Score: (W1) Wind River 32 (E2) Southeast 30

- Final Score: (W2) Big Piney 51 (E1) Lingle-Ft. Laramie 27


- Final Score: (E1) Big Horn 34 (W2) Lyman 14

- Final Score: (E2) Torrington 25 (W1) Mountain View 19


- Final Score: (W1) Star Valley 30 (E2) Buffalo 19

- Final Score: (W2) Cody 52 (W4) Evanston 14


- Final Score: (1) Sheridan 62 (5) Thunder Basin 7

STATE FINALS MATCHUPS (Next weekend at War Memorial Stadium)

1A-6 Man

- Little Snake River (9-0) vs. Burlington (9-1), 10 a.m. Saturday

1A-9 Man

- Wind River (10-0) vs. Big Piney (9-1), 1 p.m. Saturday


- Big Horn (9-1) vs. Torrington (8-3), noon Friday


- Star Valley (10-1) vs. Cody (10-1), 3 p.m. Friday

Class 4A

- Sheridan (11-0) vs. Cheyenne East (10-1), 4 p.m. Saturday