Tigers Fall to Sheridan in Home Opener

Tigers Fall to Sheridan in Home Opener

By Kellie Henry

ROCK SPRINGS– In what was an anticipated matchup between the Rock Springs Tigers, and last season’s state champions, Sheridan Broncs, the Tigers lost 21-6.

First Half, No Scoring

The Tigers and the Broncs grinded it out helmet to helmet the first half of the game, falling prey to untimely penalties.

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A turnover at the beginning of the 2nd quarter, cost the Tigers opportunity for a morale boosting halftime lead; instead, the score was tied 0-0 as the two teams left the field.

#3 Lewis Atkinson (senior) rallying the crowd. Photo by Kellie Henry

Second Half, Sheridan Comes Out Strong

On the first possession of the 3rd quarter, the Tigers coughed up the ball deep in their own territory; which, Sheridan capitalized into a 7-0 lead.

Favor Okere fell short of the first down and the Broncs scored again on their next possession, despite a false start forcing a first and long.

#22 Levi Huffman (senior) and # 54 Randon Gresham (junior). Photo by Kellie Henry

The beginning of the fourth quarter, the Tigers were poised to make it a game as they had a first and goal advantage, only to fall prey again to a Broncs interception who would then run it all the way in for a 21-0 lead.

The Tigers did rally late in the game when Justis Reese made an interception deep in Bronc territory. This possession gave the Tigers the opportunity to score with a pass from Justis Reese to Nick Faigl making the final score 21-6.

Student section. Photo by Kellie Henry

Up Next

The Tigers will head on the road next week to take on the Laramie Plainsmen in Laramie on Friday, August 31. Kickoff will be at 6 pm.

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