Farson-Eden Takes Fourth At State

Farson-Eden Takes Fourth At State

Ory Johnson. Courtesy photo by Matt Gardner

FARSON – The Pronghorns basketball team made a good run at state last week. After coming out as the second seed of the West last week during Regionals, Farson-Eden faced Guernsey-Sunrise in the first round of the state tournament. They defeated them 54-29 and advanced to the semi-finals where they faced Upton.

Unfortunately for the Pronghorns, they fell 61-44. This moved them into the third-place match where they would face their 1A West Rival, the Cokeville Panthers. FEHS put up a tough fight but lost 68-54, ending their season as the fourth-place finisher.

After defeating the Pronghorns in the semi-finals, Upton went on to win the State Championship 55-36 over Saratoga.

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Farson-Eden had four seniors on the boys’ basketball team who played their last high school game last weekend. Cash Jones, Ory Johnson, Kreston Mines, and Connor Weese are all graduating this year. Their head coach Rick Mitchelson provided a statement to SweetwaterNOW on how impactful these boys were to their program and some insight into his vision for next year.

All four symbolize what the FEHS Basketball program is all about. Hard work, dedication, and character. These four will be missed going forward, but they understand the bigger picture. Success is not just about wins and losses during the season. It’s predicated on the bigger picture of a life filled with service to others. We have some core to build on next season, with some commitment to improve and dedication to teammates we should again be competing at the state tournament.

-Rick Mitchelson