Broncs open playoffs against Laramie

 The SHS football team finished the regular season with a commanding, dominate 62-16 victory over Cheyenne South, placing the Broncs in the second seed for the playoffs with home field advantage for the first two rounds.

 With a strong running attack and an equally potent passing game led by senior quarterback Kameron Eckard, coupled with a defense that has only allowed 17 points per game on average, the Broncs went 7-2 this regular season, losing only to top ranked Gillette and the defending 4A champions Natrona County.

 The team will look to use the momentum they gained from their win over South as the take on the seventh seeded Laramie Plainsmen in the first round of the playoffs. Four different Broncs found the endzone, including four touchdowns by senior running back Daniel Sessions, who is leading the team with 16 touchdowns this season. Also scoring against South was junior Joseph Shassetz, who had one rushing score but also caught a 45 yard pass from Eckard.

 Senior Nick Gill, who has lead the Broncs in receiving all year, ran a punt  return 63 yards to put the Broncs up even further, and sophomore Riley Sessions capped off the scoring against South with two rushing touchdowns. “The team ran the ball well and we had plenty of big plays. It was a good win before we now go into the postseason” said senior Ethan Hoopes.

 Now Broncs will focus on playing Laramie, who they defeated in the first game of the season 27-7. If they win that, it will probably set up a rematch against third seeded Cheyenne East, who also only lost two games this season, one of those against Sheridan, 42-21.

 “We are right where we want to be. Second seed, playing Laramie, then perhaps East, with home field advantage” said senior Trae Kaufmann, “we are all very excited for the next couple weeks.”