Rawlins: 8 Star Valley 48
Brant Nelson moved up to the second spot on the school’s All-time passing yardage and passing touchdowns list while throwing for 169 yards and four scores as the Star Valley Braves jailed the Outlaws 48-8 on Friday to capture their first win of the season.
The Star Valley offensive line blocked for a whopping 19 different ball carriers on Friday as the team rushed for over 300 yards. Lane Oesch led the attack with 76 yards on just five carries.
Tristan Kleeman, Cache Bagley, JaAren Smith, Cody Gustofson, Gabe Nield, Zac Patterson and Waylon Nelson all had touchdowns.
Nelson also intercepted Rawlins’ quarterback Ryan Flack twice and the Braves’ defense allowed just 60 yards rushing while forcing a total of four turnovers. Flack finished the game going 12 for 21 for 140 yards. He hit Mitchell Allard for the Outlaws’ lone touchdown in the second quarter.
Star Valley (1-3) now hits the road for perhaps their two biggest contests of the season as they face the Jackson Broncs (3-1) next Friday and then the Powell Panthers (3-0) the following weekend.
Scores provided by wyopreps.com
#2 Cody 14 Buffalo 6
Worland 35 Green River 22
#3 Jackson 57 Riverton 7
Lander 20 Evanston 13
Cokeville 13 #1 Mountain View 23
Thermopolis 56 Kemmerer 16
Big Piney 48 Pinedale 2
#1 Powell @ #5 Douglas – Canceled (Covid-19)
Campbell County 49 Cheyenne South 0
#4 Cheyenne East 56 Laramie 13
#5 Natrona County 35 Kelly Walsh 14
#3 Sheridan 42 Rock Springs 12
#1 Cheyenne Central 38 #2 Thunder Basin 26
Bear Lake 43 Ririe 0
Lady Braves: 3 Fillies: 2 (25-19, 19-25, 25-23, 21-25, 16-14)
Trailing 13-11 in the fifth set, the Lady Braves got a pair of huge blocks down the stretch to win five of the last six points and claim the match against the Cody Fillies in Park County on Friday night.
The win improved #5 Star Valley’s record to (7-4) on the season and served as a bounce-back after suffering a sweep at Sugar-Salem on Tuesday.
The team will take on the Riverton Wolverines on Saturday with varsity action slated to begin at 1 p.m.
The Lady Braves return home to host Evanston on Tuesday September 22.
• 3A State Golf
The Lady Braves are currently sitting fourth after Day One at Purple Sage Golf Course in Evanston. The Green River Wolves are in front but just 15 strokes separated the top four squads.
Senior Taylor Erickson is sixth and Taylee Stoker is eighth on the individual list.
Lovell’s E. Cook is one stroke in front of I. Salas of Green River for the lead.
The Worland Warriors are out in front by 23 strokes after the first day with a 304. Cody is second with a 327 and Riverton is third with a 330.
Star Valley is fourth on the boys side with a 346 with sophomore Jacob Hodges leading the effort with an 83 and sitting in 13th place.
Lander’s Jaren Calkins is out in front by one stroke over Riverton freshman phenom Parker Paxton. Day Two in Evanston begins at 8 a.m. Saturday. Two strokes behind Paxton is Worland champ Karsten Simmons. Calkins is gunning for his third individual title.
Day One Girls
Green River 270
Star Valley 285
Lander Valley 296
Day One Boys
Star Valley 346
Lander Valley 370