The Road to Laramie Begins Today For High School Football Teams [AUDIO]

The postseason is here for high school football, as team’s begin their quest to play for a state championship at War Memorial Stadium.  Our Cowboy State News Network game of the week for the first round of the playoffs has #2 Natrona County hosting #5 Casper Kelly Walsh.  The Trojans won the first edition of the Oil Bowl this season 21-20 in overtime.  In fact, Natrona’s three losses have all come in OT this year, and all by one points.  KW head coach Jon Vance says after last week’s loss at Laramie, which cost the Trojans home field for this game, the team has responded well this week in practice.

Taking a look at the first round matchups around the state:


#1 Gillette vs. #8 Evanston

#4 Natrona County vs.  #5 Casper Kelly Walsh

#3 Cheyenne East vs.   #6 Cheyenne Central

#2 Sheridan vs.  #7 Laramie


1E Douglas vs.   4W Jackson

2W Star Valley vs.   3E Riverton

2E Lander vs.  3W Cody

1W Powell vs.  4E Torrington


1E Burns  vs.  4W Thermopolis

2W Mountain View vs.  3E Newcastle

2E Big Horn vs.  3W Lyman

1W Lovell vs.  4E Wheatland


1W Cokeville vs.  4E Upton–Sundance

2E Southeast vs.  3W Burlington

2W Rocky Mountain vs.  3E Lingle

1E Lusk vs.  4W Riverside


1E Midwest vs.   4W Farson-Eden

2W Dubois vs.  3E Hulett

2E Guernsey vs.  3W Little Snake River

1W Meeteetsee vs.   4E Kaycee