Undefeated Broncs beat Rock Springs in a shutout

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Shawnie DeTavenier

  The Sheridan Broncs shut out Rock Springs in their homecoming game, 19-0, last Friday at Homer Scott Field.

   “Our defense has gotten better every game this year, and it’s always nice to get a shutout. Its our first of the year,” said senior linebacker Ethan Hoopes, “and it was a goal of ours before the game.”

   The Broncs opened with a long return from senior Nick Gill, and kicked two field goals by Gill to start the scoring off. Next, senior Daniel Sessions had a 16 yard run to put the Broncs up 13-0. Later, Gill took the ball off a reverse play for the last touchdown of the half.

   The Broncs didn’t score in the second half, their defense holding strong while they kept their comfortable lead.

  The shutout was a good indicator for the improvement of the Broncs defense this year, who are leading the 4A in team defense, holding teams to an average of 10 points a game. The team is also first against the rush this year. Hoopes and Gill led the defense against Rock Springs as  had interceptions in the first half for Sheridan, setting the tone of the game.

  It’s Gillette week for the Broncs, who are traveling to play the Camels this Friday. Both Gillette and Sheridan are undefeated this year, 5-0. Gillette comes in ranked first in the state, while Sheridan is second.

  “Gillette week is always a little more intense,” said Hoopes, “the Energy Bowl will show who the best in the state is.”