Broncs prepare for final regular season game

The SHS football team won its final regular season away game 20-10 against the Kelly Walsh Trojans. The Broncs used a strong running game and stifling defence to defeat the Trojans to preserve a 6-2 record and their third place ranking.

The victory marked an impressive 4-0 record for away games for the Broncs, whose only two losses came at home. Looking to position themselves for a third place seed for the playoffs, the win was important to lock up a first round home game in the playoffs.

Senior Casey Carlton started the game for Sheridan by finding the endzone in the first quarter, the only score for either team in the first quarter. In the second, senior tailback Nate Kane ran over 60 yards for a touchdown and to push their lead to 13-0. The Trojans had a strong drive at the end of the half but the Broncs’ defence held Kelly Walsh to a field goal.

As the second half began, the Broncs’ running game proved potent again as junior Daniel Sessions rushed the ball to put another touchdown on the board, a commanding 20-3 lead created. While the Trojans were able to score another touchdown before the game ended, Broncs walked away with the ten point win.

The game set a crucial showdown between the Broncs and the Cheyenne East Thunderbirds, also 6-2 on the year. The winner of the game will grab the third place seed in the playoffs. Senior lineman Caleb Sawyer described East’s team as “A really good team; they have a lot of returning players from last year.”

Last season the Broncs met the Thunderbirds, who upset the number one seed Natrona in the semifinals, in the state championship game, defeating them 42-14 to take the title. This according to Sawyer, makes the game even that much more intriguing, as they “Are probably still angry, but a little different.”

The game will be played Friday night under the lights on Homer Scott Field, October 19th.