RSHS Football | 2022 Preview

RSHS Football | 2022 Preview

The 2022 fall sports season in Sweetwater County is just around the corner. With practices underway and game days approaching quickly, we’ve put together a preview for each team in Sweetwater County.

In preparation for the start of the season, we’ve gathered general information such as last year’s results, a few comments from the head coach and every team’s schedule.

We invite you to be a part of our sports coverage this year by sending in any intriguing feature story ideas while you’re out at the games.

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RSHS Football Overview

Head Coach: Mark Lenhardt – 4th year as Head Coach

2021 Results: 10-2 overall record. Lost in the 2021 championship game.

Returning Varsity Starters: Carter McBurnett (Senior)


“We have had a great summer with excellent attendance with summer weights and camps. We are replacing a lot of senior starters and will be a young team, but it has been awesome to watch these players grow and develop both physically and mentally.

I think an overlooked component is that these players have had a lot of success at the JV level so they know how to win games and hopefully that will translate to success as they move up a level. I think in the passing game we are ahead of where I thought we’d be at this point and we will always put an emphasis on running the football. We don’t necessarily have any real burners but our overall team speed is pretty solid across the board.

I am hoping that this is a team that will improve as the season moves on. Our biggest challenge will be if we can hold up physically and stay healthy. This is a great group of kids who give maximum effort day in and day out. At times our youth will be exposed, but I still expect this group to be very competitive with their football IQ and their effort.”

Rising Stars

Carter McBurnett (OL/DL)
Saben Carlsen (WR/DB)
Michael Faigl (QB)
Andre Graves (RB/DB)
Goodness Okere (TE/DE)
Trenten Butcher (TE/LB)
Dalton Thomas (WR/DE)
Sam Thornhill (RB/LB)
Brycen Coombs (RB/LB)
Ethan Saunders (OL/DL)
Pablo Meza (OL/DL)
Max Mikesell (OL)
Hayden Tranquilino (OL)
Braxton Smith (WR/DB)
Kyle Cahill (WR/DB)
Kael Anderson (WR/DB)


8/26 – @ Kelly Walsh – 6 pm

9/2 – vs Thunder Basin – 6 pm

9/9 – @ Campbell County – 6 pm

9/16 – vs Sheridan – 6 pm

9/23 – vs Cheyenne East – 6 pm

9/30 – @ Natrona County – 6 pm

10/7 – @ Cheyenne South – 6 pm

10/14 – vs Laramie – 6 pm

10/21 – @ Cheyenne Central – 6 pm

*Bold indicates home game