Burns, Pine Bluffs: A look back

We have an excellent resource at our disposal. It’s the ultimate clearinghouse for information on Wyoming high school football, and it’s wyoming-football.com. I can’t recommend it enough, but I suggest you leave yourself an afternoon off to check it out, otherwise you could bury some serious hours down a rabbit hole there.

It has the scores of every high school football game in the state’s history of the sport, even for now-defunct schools like Seton, Albin and Carpenter (yes, Carpenter had a high school; I’m just as surprised as you are). It also has some other information, such as a school’s all-time win-loss record, and information on streaks. Continue reading

Burns facilities getting facelift

The football stadium at Burns High is being torn up to make way for a new eight-lane track and football stadium. (Photo courtesy of Marv Mirich)

The football stadium at Burns High is being torn up to make way for a new eight-lane track and football stadium. (Photo courtesy of Marv Mirich)

As the picture to the left shows, the changes to Burns High’s track and football field that former WyoSports reporter Alex Riley detailed in this award-winning explanatory story are underway. Continue reading

Ward shines in Burns’ finale and other notes from the Wright game

Burns receiver Paden Wilson takes a hand off from running back Colby Ward during the execution of triple reverse against Wright on Friday. Mikky Heward, the final player to carry the ball on the play, would gain 35 yards. Blaine McCartney/staff

BURNS — Before the first snap of Friday’s game against Wright, Burns senior running back Colby Ward knew his high school career was about to come to an end.

Actually, he wasn’t even sure his high school career would get one last chapter.

“Last week, I might have broke a bone in my wrist so I didn’t even know if I was going to play this week,” Ward said. “So, I just knew that if I wasn’t going to play, that would be terrible. I just had to step it up, give it my everything because I knew that was the end of it.” Continue reading