It’s the only state championship game that features a rematch from the regular season, as Cheyenne East and Natrona County vie for the class 4A state football title in Laramie tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon. The Thunderbirds beat the Mustangs back in week two of the regular season, 42-41 in triple overtime. It wasn’t a particularly well-played game at times, as the two squads combined for 11 turnovers in the game.
One thing that the game did have was a lot of hitting and it was extremely physical, as players were completely drained afterward, having to be carried off of the field in some instances. East head coach Chad Goff is expecting a similar hard-hitting physical type of game the second time around.
The Mustangs three losses were all at home, all in overtime, and all because of botched extra point attempts. With the East loss, they also fell to Gillette and Casper Kelly Walsh. They’ve avenged the losses to the Trojans and Camels, and the T-birds would make it a trifecta. But NC head coach Steve Harshman says revenge is the furthest thing from their minds.
The class 4A title game is set for Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. at War Memorial Stadium.