Friday Night Sports Recap: Braves upend Broncs while the Lady Braves tame the Natrona Fillies
• Cody: 14 Star Valley: 21
The Star Valley Braves Football team had been dogged by turnovers and penalties all season long as fans wondered just what would happen if the team could stop shooting themselves in the foot.
On Friday night they got their answer as the Braves jumped out to a 21-0 lead and sealed a 21-14 win over the previously unbeaten Cody Broncs with a defensive stop in the fourth quarter.
The running game looked good led by Lane Oesch who had this second straight outing with over 100 yards rushing as he finished with a total of 126 and pair of rushing touchdowns.
Defensively the Braves were dominant in the first half, allowing just 56 total yards and forcing the game’s only turnover which was a fumble recovered by Winston Green.
The Broncs found some running room with Nic Talich who finished with 93 yards as they scored twice in the second half but unlike previous outings this season, the Cody passing game did not exploit the Star Valley secondary which allowed just 62 yards through the air on ten receptions.
The win gives Star Valley their first 3A West victory of the year, improving them to (1-2) in the conference. They have a chance to even up their conference record quickly as they have a short week to prepare for the Evanston Red Devils for a game that will be played on Wednesday October 14.
#3 Cheyenne East 41 #1 Cheyenne Central 18
#2 Thunder Basin 47 Laramie 7
#5 Rock Springs 61 Cheyenne South 6
Sheridan 41 Kelly Walsh 7
#4 Natrona 14 Campbell County 14 (4th Quarter)
#5 Star Valley 21 #2 Cody 14
#3 Powell 44 Green River 20
#1 Jackson 58 Evanston 7
Lander 45 Riverton 31
Buffalo 17 Worland 20 (4th Quarter)
#4 Douglas 63 Rawlins 0
#1 Mountain View 37 #5 Big Piney 21
Big Horn 42 Glenrock 8
Cokeville 48 Kemmerer 0
Lovell 44 Pinedale 0
#4 Torrington 49 Newcastle 14
Upton-Sundance 54 Burns 14
Wheatland 38 Tongue River 20
• Natrona: 1 Star Valley: 3 (22-25, 25-14, 28-26, 25-18)
The Lady Braves Volleyball team overcame a tough opening set loss to visiting Natrona to win three straight and take the match which included a hard-fought Set 3 that went 28-26.
The win improved the Lady Braves record to (12-4-1) on the season while dropping the Fillies to (8-5).
Star Valley has a chance to knock off a ranked opponent on Saturday afternoon as the host the #5 Rock Springs Tigers (8-4) with a varsity start scheduled for 2 p.m..
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