Broncs prepare to bounce back from loss

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Photos by Dylan Lindly

Junior Daniel Sessions charges past midfield on a third and long play for over a 50 yard gain. Sessions had a big night on offense and defense with critical interception.

The Broncs fell in a hard fought battle with Gillette last Friday, 21-18, at home on Homer Scott Field. After falling behind after a strong second quarter from the Camels, the Broncs couldn’t finish a second half comeback, missing a potential game-tying field goal in the final seconds.

“We need to start faster. We came out slow and needed to recognize formations better” said Junior Nick Gill. Trailing at halftime, the Broncs had a strong second half, holding Gillette scoreless while converting a two point conversion after a touchdown.

Sheridan running back Nate Kane started the game with a rushing touchdown, which the Camels countered with a score of their own. Gunner Edeen added a field goal, but Gillette scored twice more in the first half to put the Camels up 21-10 at halftime. Casey Carlton scored a touchdown in the second half which Sheridan followed a two-point conversion, putting the Broncs within a field goal to tie. However, with several Gillette timeouts used to “ice” kicker Gunner Edeen, he missed the kick wide and the game was won for the undefeated Camels.

Several positives arose from the game says Gill. “Our defence played well in the second half. We played to the very end of the game and didn’t give up.” Coming so close to beating the 6-0 Camels brought their ranking up to third, behind Natrona County and Gillette and in front of Cheyenne East and Cheyenne Central.

The Broncs can focus on improving and developing their strengths against Laramie Friday at 7pm. The Plainsmen come into the game with a record of 1-5, their only victory against winless Cheyenne South. “We can’t underestimate them; we have to go play hard and improve,” Gill said. With the playoffs looming and teams beginning to jockey for position for home field advantage, every game is important.