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Bolts, Camels and Panthers tune up for football playoffs

Campbell Campbell, Thunder Basin and Wright high school football teams are battling for playoff position in the regular-season finale Friday night (County 17 graphic)

There is only one thing certain going into the regular-season high school football finales Friday night – all three local teams are headed to the state playoffs.
The only matter of business remaining for Campbell County, Thunder Basin and Wright is to figure out who they will play in the first round of the postseason in a week. All that will be decided Friday as all three teams face tough opponents to wrap up the schedule and determine playoff seedings.
The only team with a shot to host a first-round playoff game is Thunder Basin. This Friday will be unique for 4A as the top four teams all play each other which could clear things up or create ties and tiebreakers.

The Bolts lost their chance to win the conference title last week when they were doubled up by Natrona County, but they can control their playoff path. All they have to do is upset first-place Sheridan this week in Gillette and force a tie for second place with the Broncs along with the loser of the Rock Springs/Cheyenne East game.

TBHS quarterback Ryan Baker and receiver Cade Ayers set up the play while the strong offensive line provides protection. (Photo courtesy of Brian Mitchell
If TBHS losses to the Broncs, it will likely be the fifth seed and hit the road for the first round of the playoffs for a rematch with Natrona County.
For the Camels, they are marching back into the state playoffs with its young and inspired team. They are tied for the sixth and seventh seeds with Kelly Walsh, who they coincidently face this Friday in Casper.

Speaking of ties, Wright is also tied with Southeast for the third and fourth seeds in the 1A 9-Man conference. Just as interesting, those two teams battle Friday night at SHS to decide the location and opponent for both teams heading into the playoffs.

CCHS running back Jesse Hudspeth cuts back for some running room for the Camels. (Photo courtesy of Kellie Jo Allison Photography)
High school football standings, schedules results for Week 6
4A standings
Team                   Conf.     Overall
Cheyenne East        7-1        7-1
Sheridan                 7-1       7-1
Rock Springs           7-1       7-1
Thunder Basin         6-2       6-2
Natrona County       5-3       5-3
Campbell County      3-5      3-5
Kelly Walsh              3-5       3-5
Cheyenne Central     1-7       1-7
Laramie                   1-7       1-7
Cheyenne South        0-8      0-8
Last week’s results: Natrona County def. Thunder Basin 28-24, Sheridan def. Campbell County 38-7, Laramie def. Cheyenne South 42-19, Rock Springs def. Cheyenne Central 42-18.
3A standings
East Conference
Team                  Conf.     Overall
Douglas                 4-0       6-1
Buffalo                   3-1      5-2
Worland                  3-1     4-3
Lander                    2-2     3-4
Rawlins                   0-4     0-8
Riverton                   0-4    0-8
West Conference
Team                  Conf.    Overall
Cody                       4-0     7-0
Jackson                   4-0     7-1
Star Valley               2-2     4-4
Evanston                  1-3     5-3
Powell                      1-3     5-3
Green River               0-4     0-7
Last week’s results: Star Valley def. Evanston 40-6, Douglas def. Buffalo 41-7, Lander def. Rawlins 30-0, Cody def. Green River 47-20, Worland def. Riverton 34-20.
2A standings
East Conference
Team                    Conf.      Overall
Torrington                6-0       6-2
Wheatland                4-2       6-2
Upton-Sundance        4-2       5-2
Newcastle                 3-3       3-5
Burns                       2-4      2-6
Tongue River             2-4      3-4
Glenrock                   0-6      2-6
West Conference
Lyman                       6-0      8-0
Cokeville                    4-2      5-2
Lovell                         5-1      6-1
Kemmerer                  2-4      2-5
Thermopolis                2-4     2-5
Mountain View             1-5     1-6
Pinedale                       0-6    0-7
Last week’s results: Lyman def. Pinedale 58-6, Thermopolis def. Mountain View 40-13, Big Piney def. Cokeville, Lovell def. Kemmerer 55-6, Newcastle def. Burns 10-6, Torrington def. Wheatland 21-12, Upton-Sundance def. Glen Rock 45-0, Tongue River def. Big Horn 22-21.
1A football – 9 Man
East Conference
Team                     Conf.      Overall
Pine Bluffs                5-0        7-0
Lusk                         4-1        5-2
Southeast                  3-2       3-4
Wright                       3-2       4-3
Lingle-Ft. Laramie       2-4       2-5
Saratoga                    1-4       3-4

Moorcroft                   0-5        0-7

The Wright High School football team took care of Saratoga last week and will hope for the same success this week against Southeast. (Photo courtesy of Crystal O’Bryan)
West Conference
Shoshoni                     5-0      6-1
Rocky Mountain           4-1       6-1
Wind River                   3-2      5-2
Riverside                      3-2      4-3
Greybull                        2-4      3-4
St. Stephens                  1-4      1-6
Wyoming Indian              0-5     0-7
Last week’s results: Wright def. Saratoga 32-14, Shoshoni def. Greybull 54-6, Rocky Mountain def. Wind River 41-26, Lusk def. Southeast 38-32, Pine Bluffs def. Lingle-Ft.Laramie 63-6, St. Stephens def. Wyoing Indian 38-0, Riverside def. Moorcroft 16-6.
1A football – 6 Man
East Conference
Team                     Conf.       Overall
Hulett                       4-0        7-0
Guernsey-Sunrise       2-1       3-4
Midwest                     1-2      3-4
Kaycee                       1-2      1-5
H.E.M.                        0-3      0-5
West Conference
Little Snake River          4-0      6-0
Meeteetse                     3-2     4-3
Encampment                 3-1     5-1
Dubois                           2-3    4-3
Farson-Eden                  1-3     3-3
Burlington                      0-4     1-5
Last week’s results: Hulett def. H.E.M. 57-0. Burlington def. Guernsey-Sunrise 64-22, Encampment def. Dubois 61-26, Meeteetse def. Farson-Eden 50-22, Little Snake River def. Natrona County sophs. 51-6.
Week 8 schedules
Thursday, Oct. 21
Mountain View at Lyman, 3 p.m.
Big Piney at Thermopolis, 6 p.m.
1A-9 Man
St. Stephens at Rocky Mountain, 6 p.m.
Wind River at Wyoming Indian, 6 p.m.
Shoshoni at Riverside, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 22
Campbell County at Kelly Walsh, 6 p.m.
Sheridan at Thunder Basin, 6 p.m.
Cheyenne South at Natrona County, 6 p.m.
Laramie at Cheyenne Central, 6 p.m.
Rock Springs at Cheyenne East, 6 p.m.
Douglas at Worland, 6 p.m.
Jackson at Cody, 5 p.m.
Evanston at Powell, 6 p.m.
Lander at Buffalo, 6 p.m.
Rawlins at Riverton, 6 p.m.
Star Valley at Green River, 6 p.m.
Upton-Sundance at Big Horn, 1 p.m.
Pinedale at Thermopolis, 5 p.m.
Lovell at Cokeville, 2 p.m.
Big Piney at Kemmerer, 6 p.m.
Tongue River at Glenrock, 6 p.m.
Wheatland at Newcastle, 6 p.m.
Burns and Torrington, 7 p.m.
1A – 9 Man
Wright at Southeast, 7 p.m.
Greybull at Lingle-Ft.Laramie, 5 p.m.
Lusk at Saratoga, 5 p.m.
Moorcroft at Pine Bluffs, 6 p.m.
1A – 6 Man
Encampment at Burlington, 2 p.m.
Midwest at Guernsey-Sunrise, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 23
1A – 6 Man
Little Snake River at Farson-Eden, 2 p.m.
Kaycee at H.E.M., 12 p.m.
Dubois vs. Hulett at Ten Sleep, 2 p.m.