CHEYENNE – After a 41-point first half last week, the Cheyenne East football team improved on that mark with a 43-point first half Friday at Kelly Walsh on the way to a 55-0 win.
East recovered a fumble on the first play of the game to set up a 6-yard touchdown run from Ox Schroeder to put the T-Birds up 7-0 with 10:55 to play in the first. East backed the score up with a 78-yard toss from Grayden Buell to Chance Aumiller to lead 14-0 with 5:16 to play.
The T-Birds forced a second fumble to set up another touchdown pass from Buell, this time a 16-yard connection with Christian Anderton for a 21-point lead.
To start the second quarter, East picked up another fumbled, resulting in another score. Aumiller tossed a 13-yard pass to Adrian Hernandez, just one play after Buell was forced to the sideline after his helmet came off, giving East a 28-0 lead with 8:13 left in the half.
The T-Birds recovered a fourth fumble, leading to a 5-yard touchdown run by Anderton to lead 35-0. A fifth fumble recovery of the first half just four minutes later allowed Jackson Hesford to score on a 28-yard pass from Buell to lead 42-0, a score they held into the half.
As with last week, East’s offense cooled in the second half, but Anderton scored his third touchdown of the game on a 3-yard run to give East a 49-0 lead with 1:55 left in the third quarter and forced the game into a running clock for the remainder of the game.
East piled on one more score in the fourth with 7:07 remaining off an 11-yard run from Sam Hartigan, with the extra point missed, giving East a 55-0 lead to close out the game.
“Things clicked well from the very start,” East coach Chad Goff said. “We ended up being in the right spot at the right time, made some great contact to cause some turnovers and capitalized on them. It was a matter of kids doing their jobs and being where they were supposed to be.”
EAST 55, KELLY WALSH 0
East ......... 21 21 7 6 - 55
Kelly Walsh 0 0 0 0 - 0
E: Schroeder 25 run (Schroeder kick), 10:55.
E: Aumiller 78 pass from Buell (Schroeder kick), 5:16.
E: Anderton 16 run (Schroeder kick), 1:08
E: Hernandez 13 pass from Aumiller (Schroeder kick), 8:13.
E: Anderton 5 run (Schroeder kick), 6:30.
E: Hesford 28 pass from Buell (Schroeder kick), 1:02
E: Anderton 3 run (Schroeder kick), 1:55.
E: Hartigan 11 run (kick no good), 7:07.
Thunder Basin 68
CHEYENNE – Thunder Basin routed Cheyenne South 68-13 on Friday night in Gillette.
The Bolts (2-0) scored racked up 581 total yards of offense, including 414 rushing yards in the victory.
South’s Alex Soto ran for a team-best 49 yards on six carries, while Macarius wright rushed for 42 yards on seven carries and a touchdown. Wright also had a kickoff return for a touchdown.
South (0-2) hosts Casper Kelly Walsh (0-2) at 6 p.m. Friday at Bison Stadium.