Postgame Thoughts: Moving the Ball Isn’t Enough Against Mustangs

Postgame Thoughts: Moving the Ball Isn’t Enough Against Mustangs

SweetwaterNOW photo, Brayden Flack

CASPER — The Rock Springs Tigers took to the field against Natrona County on Friday night in what ended up being a 34-13 loss for the Tigers.

A special teams debacle to end the opening offensive drive of the game turned the momentum early against the Tigers. Natrona capitalized and never looked back.

Here’s tonight’s postgame thoughts.

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Finding a Way to Score

Tonight the Tigers offense did a great job moving the ball, especially in the first half. Through the air and on the ground, Rock Springs found some success.

However, a recurring theme for this young football team this year has been the inability to finish. Such was the case tonight for the offensive possessions. Despite moving the ball well, the Tigers did not find enough points on the board, which in turn made things tough on a defense that couldn’t stop the run.

I believe we have seen this offense improve game to game. Tonight we saw the passing game really open up. But little mistakes and lack of execution down the field killed drives.

It’s tough to win when you have to play from behind. Especially against Natrona who is a beefy team that just runs the ball efficiently and chews clock.

In the coming weeks I’d expect this offense to figure out ways to finish drives.

Flack’s Game Ball 🏈

Quarterback Michael Faigl gets my game ball this week.

Faigl has improved week to week and this game by far was his best in my opinion. He made some incredible throws down the field and even made a handful of plays with his legs.

Rock Springs’ success moving the ball tonight was in large part due to Faigl’s excellent play.

Be like Mike!

– Flack

Battling Tough

Rock Springs’ toughest slate of the schedule this season just wrapped up. The past few weeks have seen the best teams in the state for the Tigers, which hasn’t been an easy task.

Rock Springs has battled tough. They haven’t managed to find a win against these top teams, but they have hung with them in various ways and proven they have what it takes to play some tough football.

Let’s see how this team performs against the likes of Cheyenne South, Laramie and Cheyenne Central as they make a push for the playoffs.