Broncs regaining momentum heading into State

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Loren Migrants

The Sheridan Broncs have done a great job starting off their season. The Broncs are 5-1 and ranked third in the state behind Natrona and Gillette.

They played the Cheyenne Central Indians last Friday on Homer Scott Field. Senior Joe Shassetz started the game off with a 99-yard kick return. On Cheyenne’s first offensive play, they gave a bad snap into the end zone with the quarterback diving on the ball, resulting in a Touchdown. By the end of the first three minutes the Broncs had a 16-0 lead. The Indians answered with their only touchdown of the night. The Indians attempted a field goal from a great distance, but were blocked by senior Kyle Bott. The ball was picked up by Shassetz, who returned it halfway down the field before he was stopped. Soon after, Junior Evan Coon ran the ball in for another touchdown. The Broncs continued to score until they racked up 44 points to end the game 44-7. “Overall, it was a very good night for us. We struggled with some penalties and turnovers, but those are very correctable,” says Head Coach Don Julian.

On Friday Oct. 3, the Broncs played the Gillette Camels and lost a close game 42-37. The Broncs came out very strong starting out 14-0 with two touchdowns by Shassetz and Coon. Both teams kept scoring on their offensive drives until halftime with a score of 28-21. The Camels were the only ones to score in the third quarter tying up the game. The first play of the fourth quarter, sophomore Coy Steel caught a ball in the end zone. The extra point was missed making the score 34-28. The Camels scored taking the lead for the first time of the night. The Broncs got the ball back and drove it down and kicked a field goal taking a two point lead. The Camels answered with a long pass, then touchdown. Leaving the Broncs with too little time to score. The Camels took the game with a 42-37 win. “We got a lot better from the game, and we learned a lot. It’s going to be a new game when we see them again.” said Shassetz.

Next Friday night, the Broncs travel to Casper to play the number one ranked Natrona County Mustangs.