Freshman football team wins state title again


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Freshman running back Coy Steel runs the ball against Buffalo. The Broncs lost one game all season and won the state championship.

  The Sheridan High School freshmen football team ended their season Oct. 26 with a 26-0 win over Cheyenne East, in their state championship. The freshmen had another championship season with an overall record of 8-1.

  The season started off well, despite a slow start on their passing game. Freshmen head coach Bob Hanchett said, “As the season progressed, the team started to run better routes.”

  The championship game against East was a lot closer than the score reflects. The score at halftime was 0-0, and everything came together for the Broncs in the second half. Coy Steel, the leading scorer for the Broncs, ended up with three touchdowns. “Coy is a great athlete. He has some of the best cuts I’ve ever seen, he’s very evasive,” Hanchett said.

  The fourth touchdown of their 26-0 win over East was provided by quarterback Drew Boedecker, with a QB sneak in the second half.

  The freshman squad winning the state championship two years in a row bodes well for the varsity Broncs in the coming years.  Look for those freshmen to be filling the shoes of departing seniors and marching straight to the varsity state championship in 2014.