Football looking to repeat

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Photos by Forrest DeBolt

Currently ranked third behind Natrona and Gillette, the SHS football team has high hopes for the season. Coming into the season as the defending state champions, senior Nate Kane believes the team can continue the excellence of past years. “We have a good chance at making the state championship game again,” said Kane.

The Broncs started the year strong. Beginning with a comeback victory at Cheyenne Central, they followed with a loss at home to Natrona County. They rebounded with a blowout win away at Cheyenne South, then pounded Evanston at Homer Scott Field in Sheridan the next week.

After losing a strong senior class that included Gatorade Player of the Year Jordan Roberts, the Broncs are still anchored by several key contributors from last year’s squad, including the returning Defensive Player of the Year Collin Eisenman, quarterback Kevin Bakkehaug, and more offensive and defensive starters.

Following a 41-9 win against Evanston, Junior Trae Kaufmann finds the special teams and defense to be particularly effective, in addition to the teamwork and camaraderie. “We’ve had to work more together to achieve the same goal,” said Kaufmann.

After a stinging 38-13 loss to Natrona High School, there are certainly parts of the game the Broncs need work on. “We’ve started slow in games, and got better after half. We need to improve on slow starts,” said Kane. However, he adds the Broncs “missed lots of opportunities against Natrona.”

Sheridan continues their season on the road against Rock Springs Friday, Sept. 21.