Cheyenne East’s student section wasted no time starting the chant when Casper Natrona County’s Logan Wilson toed the free-throw line this past Dec. 7.
“Wiiiiiiide left! Wiiiiiiide left! Wiiiiiiide left!”
The taunt was a cruel reminder that Wilson had missed a 36-yard field goal late in the Class 4A football championship, a game that East won 14-13 on Nov. 16 at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie. Making that field goal would have given the Mustangs a 16-14 lead and, almost certainly, secured them second consecutive state title.
That loss was Natrona’s fourth of the season. All of those setbacks came by just one point and three of those games went to at least one overtime. Three of them came down to late-game point after touchdowns and the state title tilt was decided, in part, by a field goal. Continue reading