Two county rivals in Class 1A-6 Man football will square off for the state championship, as Little Snake River plays Encampment on Friday in Laramie.

This game is a rematch from Week 2 of the regular season. At home, the Rattlers beat the Tigers, 66-24.

WyoPreps visited with both head coaches before the game, Snake River’s Jack Cobb, and Encampment’s Kegan Willford.

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Team Info & Series History:

Encampment (8-1) – Kegan Willford: 3rd year as head coach; 0 state championships in school history; this is only the eighth overall year of the program and third season since they brought football back in 2019. This is the Tigers’ first-ever trip to a championships game.

Little Snake River (9-0) – Jack Cobb: 5th year as head coach; 3 state championships in school history; the last was in 2019 (71-38 over H.E.M.)

Encampment leads the all-time series, 2-1. They first played each other in a varsity game in 1956. The Tigers won the first two games before the Rattlers won earlier this year. This will be the first postseason meeting between the two schools.

Team Stats per game: (turn phone or tablet horizontally to see comparison)

                             Little Snake River                                 Encampment                                                    

Rush Offense = No. 1 (329.3)                                                      No. 2 (266.3)

Pass Offense = No. 8 (85.9)                                                         No. 7 (109.3)

Total Offense = No. 1 (415.2)                                                      No. 5 (375.7)

Scoring Offense = No. 3 (51)                                                       No. 2 (54.3)

Rush Defense = No. 1 (56.6)                                                        No. 2 (129.4)

Pass Defense = No. 7 (121)                                                          No. 9 (151.4)

Total Defense = No. 1 (177.6)                                                     No. 3 (280.8)

Scoring Defense = No. 1 (16.9)                                                   No. 2 (33.1)

Key Players:

Little Snake River = Kannadis Peroulis – 161.8 rushing yards per game, 18 TDs; Zane Matheson – 57.8 pass yards per game, 11 TDs, 3 INTs; Zander Risner – 20.2 defensive points per game – ranks No. 10.

Encampment = Quade Jordan – 167.4 rushing yards per game, 25 TDs; Koye Gilbert – 24 rec., 530 yards, 13 TDs; Gilbert – 24.1 defensive points per game – ranks No. 5.

The kick-off will be at noon on Friday in Laramie.

Series history information is Courtesy of

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