WATCH: Wyoming High School Football State Championships Day 2 wrap up
Two new champions and one familiar face took the top spots in their divisions.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - They Wyoming Football season is officially in the rearview, but that was not without crowing three more state champions.
- (1N) Burlington 42 (1S) Little Snake River 39.
For the third time in school history, the Huskies are state champions. Also, the first time they have done so since 1994. The second half saw four lead changes and a goal line stop with under two minutes left to seal it. 6-man is notorious for its quick scoring, but, it was the Huskies defense that shined brightest late in the game. With the championship on the line Burlington made four stops within the ten yard line to seal it. Burlington’s Jordan Michaels recorded 129 yards from scrimmage with four total touchdowns.
- (2W) Big Piney 39 (1W) Wind River 14
The Punchers did something they have not done since 2006, win a state championship, their 9th ever. The first half of this game saw 7 turnover and a 14-0 Wind River lead. Big Piney cut that lead to seven before the half and then came out in the second a different animal. In total, all 39 points they scored were unanswered. Reuben Stoutenburg had 182 all-purpose yards and two rushing touchdowns, one of those was for 70+ yards and put the game on ice. Punchers’ quarterback, Champ Snively threw for 103 yards and two touchdowns.
(1) Sheridan 31 (2) East 3
The Sheridan Broncs dynasty is in full motion now, their third state title in as many years, number 30 all-time. Sheridan has now won 31 straight games. Dominick Barrettini had two touchdowns, while Terran Grooms had one. The duo ran for 140 combined yards. Dane Steel had seven receptions for 131 yards and a TD. When the two top scoring offenses in the league square off no one in War Memorial Stadium guessed this would be a 0-0 game after the first quarter and 7-3 at the half. Out of halftime Sheridan came out and played their game. Despite the score, the Thunderbirds never gave up and played hard through the last whistle, they are the state runner up for the second straight year.
With the 2023 football season now behind us and many amazing memories to look back on, Wyoming News Now Sports would like to thank all of you at home. Thank you for tuning in to every week of Friday Night Frenzy and staying engaged with us through the playoffs. We can’t do any of this without you and it means the world to us. There are not enough thanks for all the players, coaches, families, and officials who make it all possible. Here’s to 2024! It can’t come soon enough.
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