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State Championship Game


Cheyenne East Thunderbirds VS. Sheridan Broncs

Final Score: Cheyenne 14, Sheridan 42

12 November 2011

The Cheyenne East varsity football team had a number of
key victories toward the end of the 2011 season which placed
them in the state championship game. They came in with a record
of 7 wins and 4 losses to face the Sheridan High Broncs. Sheridan
boasted a record of 10 wins and 1 loss. The game was played in
in Laramie, at University of Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium.

Sheridan's talented running back taking the ball from the quarterback.
Sheridan has the ball,
First Quarter
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The Broncs did not vary much from a running game
The same play again
& again from the Broncs
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Cheyenne's QB had a decent passing game
East runs the ball,
First Quarter
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I was still parking my truck when I heard the opening
kickoff on the radio. In quick succession, both teams
scored a touchdown, and the huge cannon shot went off
in the stadium. I watched from the 50 yard line, high in
the stands, as Sheridan pulled ahead by Halftime. My hopes
that it would be a close game were quickly dashed. I had a
sympathetic lump in my throat for our team. I also wondered,
since we're behind anyway, why none of the JV guys were
getting played in the game. It's a dad thing, I guess.

Eli is number 42
JV players alongside
the Varsity squad.
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The quiet side of the post-game playing field.
State Runners-up
feeling their loss
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The start of a nasty snow storm...
We are nevertheless
Thunderbird proud!
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The Thunderbirds went to a passing game, taking some
chances which paid off most of the time. East, despite the
lopsided score, made stalwart drives toward the goal, but a few
unlucky events allowed Sheridan to maintain a cushioned margin of victory.
The Broncs ran the same play, and the same player, time after time.

I have never seen a bunch of teenage boys so quiet and dejected
in my life. I was proud of them for getting to play in the championship!