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

Pine Bluffs football falls to Southeast

*These results did not make the Sept. 21 print edition of the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

CHEYENNE — The Pine Bluffs football team dropped a 45-0 contest to Southeast at home on Friday.

Trent Werner led the team offensively with three catches for 75 yards. Preston Thurin finished with just 18 yards on 28 attempts. Continue reading

Injury bug bites Pine Bluffs football, giving young players an opportunity

PINE BLUFFS — It’s almost easier for Pine Bluffs football coach Will Gray to list the players who aren’t battling some sort of injury than those who are injured.

Senior linebacker Brady Lamb is playing with a broken ankle and torn quad. Senior quarterback Taylor Fornstrom is sidelined with back spasms. J.C. Thurin is hurt. So is Harvey De La Cruz and Austin Rageth.

Those injuries have forced Gray to stick a lot of new faces in the lineup this season. Junior Marquice Rivers got the start against Lingle-Fort Laramie at quarterback. Freshmen Kyle Jeffres and junior Gabe Felix are starting at guard on the offensive line. Junior Joe Leitza is starting at center. All are first year players.

The results have been as anyone would have expected — up and down.

“We’ve struggled this whole year getting yards on offense. That seems to be our downfall. I don’t think it’s a scheme, I think it’s just young kids, inexperience,” senior lineman Lane Nusbaum said.  Continue reading