Plans for the 2017 Wyoming High School Football season are mostly in place.

The Wyoming High School Activities Association assembled the schedules for all 4A teams, and put together the conference schedules for all other classes.

Non-conference games were left up to the individual schools.

This opens the possibility of either scheduling a team from another class, scheduling a JV team from a higher class, scheduling an out-of-state opponent, or taking a week off.

With the addition of Thunder Basin High School, the 'Bolts join 4A, while Evanston is bumped down to 3A.

Buffalo was originally supposed to drop to 2A, but opted up and wanted to stay in 3A.

This means 3A and 2A will each have 13 teams (6 in the east and 7 in the west), which makes for some interesting scheduling issues.

Big Horn drops to 1A, meaning there are 13 teams in that class as well.

6-Man is unchanged, but Lingle-Ft. Laramie will be playoff eligible.

Riverside will not.

Exact dates and start times of games are to be announced.

4A:

The Natrona-Sheridan championship rematch will take place in week 2, or around September 8th at Sheridan.

Natrona plays Campbell County (home) and Sheridan (away) in back to back weeks.

Rock Springs starts at Sheridan and later plays Campbell County and Thunder Basin back-to-back at home.

The Tigers will travel to both Casper teams.

Unlike in previous years, Cheyenne South's games vs. Cheyenne East and Cheyenne Central have been pushed back to later in the schedule. Central is the last game.

In the past few years, the scheduled was worked between the Casper teams, where one is home and the other is away each week.

That's not the case in 2017.

There are 2 weeks where both the Trojans and Mustangs are home, and 2 other weeks where they are both away.

Since we don't have a page created yet for Thunder Basin, their schedule is as follows:

Cheyenne Central (home), Cheyenne South (home), at Cheyenne East, Sheridan (home), at Campbell County, Natrona (home), at Rock Springs, Kelly Walsh (home), at Laramie

Click on the various links to go to the team page, and then scroll to the bottom to see the 2017 football schedule. Exact dates and start times TBA.

 

3A East:

Riverton vs. Lander has been moved up from week 8 to week 5.

Douglas and Riverton have a 7 game schedule. They will meet in week 1 with several JV and out of state teams to play scrimmages. The 2 teams will start conference play vs. each other in week 4 at Douglas.

Torrington travels cross state to play at Star Valley in week 2.

Click on the various links to go to the team page, and then scroll to the bottom to see the 2017 football schedule. Exact dates and start times TBA.

 

3A West:

With Evanston joining, there are 7 teams in the conference, which means one team will finish conference play in week 7, ahead of the other teams. Worland is that team.

By the end of week 2, all teams will have played one conference game, except for Star Valley (none).

Evanston and Green River will renew their rivalry at GR in week 5. The teams last played in 2010.

Evanston will renew rivalries with Jackson and Star Valley. The Red Devils last played the Broncs in 1999, and last played the Braves in 2008.

Worland and Powell will start the season with a conference game vs. each other at Powell.

Jackson vs. Star Valley has been moved up from week 8 to week 6, at SV.

Click on the various links to go to the team page, and then scroll to the bottom to see the 2017 football schedule. Exact dates and start times TBA.

 

3A-2A Inter-Class: Douglas and Wheatland will renew their rivalry in week 3 at Wheatland. The 2 teams last played each other in 2010.

Torrington and Newcastle will renew their rivalry in week 3 at Newcastle. The 2 teams last played each other in 2008.

 

2A East:

It's now a 6-team conference since Big Horn dropped to 1A.

Conference games start in week 4.

Glenrock will start the season with a semi-final rematch at Greybull.

Moorcroft's schedule has 5 games home and 3 away, while Newcastle has the reverse (3 home, 5 away).

Click on the various links to go to the team page, and then scroll to the bottom to see the 2017 football schedule. Exact dates and start times TBA.

 

2A West:

Lyman and Pinedale will start the season with a conference game vs. each other.

Pinedale will finish conference play ahead of the other 6 teams, since there are an odd number of teams in the conference.

Click on the various links to go to the team page, and then scroll to the bottom to see the 2017 football schedule. Exact dates and start times TBA.

 

2A-1A Inter-Class: After a 1 year absence...Burns and Pine Bluffs will renew their rivalry in week 2. Burns will also renew their rivalry with Lusk in week 1.

Kemmerer will make a cross-state trip in week 6 to play at Lusk.

Cokeville and Pinedale will renew their rivalry in week 2. The 2 teams last played in 2004.

Cokeville and Lyman will renew their rivalry in week 3. The 2 teams last played in 1996.

Shoshoni and Thermopolis are roughly 30-35 miles apart, but haven't played each other since 1987. They'll play in week 1, at Thermopolis.

Big Horn and Big Piney will meet in week 7 at Riverton.

Lovell and Shoshoni play each other in week 2. They last played each other in 1989.

 

1A East:

With Big Horn in conference, there are an odd number of teams.

Wright will finish conference play ahead of the other 6 teams. In fact the Panthers have a 7 game schedule, with an off week on week 8.

The Thunder Bowl between Tongue River and Big Horn returns in week 8, at BH.

Wright and Tongue River will start the season with a conference game vs. each other, at TR.

The last 3 games for Upton-Sundance are home vs. Big Horn, then back to back road trips to Tongue River and Pine Bluffs.

1A Champ Pine Bluffs visits 2A champ Big Horn in week 3 at BH. PB hosts TR the following week.

Southeast's schedule has 5 games home and 3 away.

 

1A West:

Saratoga will travel to both the extreme west side of the state (Kemmerer) and the east side (Burns) in the first 3 weeks.

Rocky Mountain still has 2 open dates on their schedule. Update will be posted.

Click on the various links to go to the team page, and then scroll to the bottom to see the 2017 football schedule. Exact dates and start times TBA.

 

6-Man East:

Guernsey-Sunrise travels to Farson-Eden in a rematch of 2016 semi-finals.

Normative Services schedule is unbalanced...3 home 5 away.

Click on the various links to go to the team page, and then scroll to the bottom to see the 2017 football schedule. Exact dates and start times TBA.

 

6-Man West:

The schedules for St. Stephens, Meeteetse and Burlington are unbalanced. SS has 3 home, 5 away, while the other 2 have 5 home 3 away.

Click on the various links to go to the team page, and then scroll to the bottom to see the 2017 football schedule. Exact dates and start times TBA.