CHEYENNE – Junior quarterback Dawson Macleary tossed five touchdown passes to help the Indians pick up a 35-8 victory Friday night in Gillette.
It is Central’s first win under head coach Mike Apodaca.
“We drove it down the field a little bit in the first and had an untimely pick,” Apodaca said. “Once we got that first one in the end zone, we settled in. That’s the first time we have put one in the end zone in a meaningful part of the game.”
Seniors Blain Dilly and Nico Vite hauled in two of those touchdown tosses, while classmate Ty Langley had the other.
Dilly had touchdown receptions of seven and 69 yards, while Vite’s scores came from 26 and 83 yards out.
“The nice thing is our short (passing) game opened up our deep game,” Apodaca said. “We were able to get behind them a few times and finish. We have had opportunities to do that, but we have had dropped balls or overthrows. (Friday), they connected.”
Senior defensive lineman Mark Martinez had a fourth-quarter interception for Central (1-3).
CENTRAL 35, CAMPBELL COUNTY 8
Cheyenne Central….................… 7 21 0 7 – 35
Campbell County…..................… 0 0 0 8 – 8
CC: B. Dilly 7 pass from Macleary (Tippets kick), 3:25.
CC: Vite 26 pass from Macleary (Macleary run), 5:37.
CC: Vite 83 pass from Macleary (Tippets kick failed), 1:22.
CC: B. Dilly 69 pass from Macleary (Tippets kick), 0:43.
CC: Langley 10 pass from Macleary (Tippets kick), 8:58.
CAM: Martinson 43 run (Krumberger pass from Medina), 8:17
Buffalo 39, Burns 7
CHEYENNE – The Bison led 14-0 at halftime of the 39-7 victory over visiting Burns.
First-year Broncs coach Brad Morrison called the game a good measuring stick for his team.
“It was good for us to see a really good team right now,” said Morrison, whose ballclub falls to 2-1 on the season. “We were there with them physically, but we made some mistakes that cost us early.
“We also had a couple interceptions that hurt us and weren’t typical of us.”
Complete statistics were not available by deadline Friday.
Pine Bluffs 28, Southeast 0
CHEYENNE – Junior Brian Steger had a pair of rushing touchdowns to help No. 2-ranked Pine Bluffs to a 28-0 victory Friday night in Yoder.
The Hornets (3-0) led 7-0 at halftime.
“We came out flat and their kids came to play,” Pine Bluffs coach Will Gray said. “(The Cyclones) deserve a lot of credit. They played really hard, and there was a time during the first half we weren’t playing very hard.
“But we fought through and adjusted.”
Junior Korben Martinez added a rushing touchdown, while senior Brad Shmidl returned an interception for a touchdown.
Statistics were not available by deadline Friday.