Broncs defeat Laramie in a shutout in first round of playoffs

The SHS football squad won its opening round game in the playoffs, 33-0 against the Laramie Plainsmen last Friday at home. A 26 point second half and the team’s second defensive shutout of the season helped propel the Broncs to a semi final matchup against Cheyenne East.

 On senior Daniel Sessions’ first run from scrimmage after a defensive hold he found a hole and scored from 60 yards out. “Our offensive line did a good job creating openings and our receivers did well blocking upfield,” said Sessions, who scored twice and had several long runs.

 However, the Broncs were plagued in the first half with several game changing penalties. Long runs by Sessions and others, plus a touchdown by senior Nick Gill was called back by flags on holding and blocking penalties. Despite only scoring seven points in the first half, Sheridan held Laramie scoreless going into halftime.

 Gill started the second half by fumbling the kickoff, then recovering the ball and splitting the defense to take the ball all the way to the endzone. This started a scoring onslaught by the Broncs, who saw another Sessions score and two more touchdowns by junior Colbey Bruney.

 “We played well but now we have to focus and prepare for Cheyenne East, which will be a tough game,” said Sessions.

 The Cheyenne East Thunderbirds are 8-2 after beating Cheyenne Central 13-7 in their first round playoff game. Sheridan defeated East earlier this year 42-14 at Homer Scott Field. Their only other loss came to the undefeated Gillette Camels, and are led by junior Tevis Bartlett, who is first in 4A in all-purpose offense.

 The game is set for 6 p.m. at Homer Scott Field this Friday, for a chance at the 4A state championship game the next weekend in Laramie.