2021 Wyoming High School Football Class 1A-9 Man State Championship Preview [VIDEOS]
Two schools making their first appearance at the championships in Laramie will square off in the Class 1A-9 Man title game.
The Shoshoni Wranglers will play the Rocky Mountain Grizzlies.
It’s been 23 years since Rocky Mountain was in a championship game. The Grizzlies won back-to-back state titles in Class 1A Division I in 1997 and 1998. They’ve played in three other championship games.
The drought’s been even longer for Shoshoni. The last time they played for a title, the Wranglers won it in 1985.
It was Week 2 of this regular season when Shoshoni won at Rocky Mountain, 27-10.
WyoPreps received more insight into both teams from the two head coaches before the game. We talked with Tony Truempler of Shoshoni and Richard Despain from Rocky Mountain.
Team Info & Series History:
Rocky Mountain (9-1) – Richard Despain: 6th year as head coach; 4 state championships in school history; the most recent was in 1998 (48-26 over Pinedale). Their first state crown was in 1992.
Shoshoni (9-1) – Tony Truempler: 9th year as head coach; 2 state championships in school history; the last was in 1985 (18-7 over Seton). The only other title was in 1959.
The Grizzlies hold a 14-13 lead in the all-time series. They first played each other in a varsity game in 1983. In the postseason, there’s been only one other meeting between the two schools. Rocky Mountain won that quarterfinal game in 1998, 59-6.
Team Stats per game:
Shoshoni Rocky Mountain
Rush Offense = No. 4 (247.8) No. 6 (198)
Pass Offense = No. 4 (106.4) No. 3 (123.4)
Total Offense = No. 3 (354.2) No. 5 (321.4)
Scoring Offense = No. 2 (43.2) No. 4 (34.8)
Rush Defense = No. 2 (104.1) No. 3 (153.9)
Pass Defense = No. 3 (64.4) No. 9 (92.3)
Total Defense = No. 1 (168.6) No. 4 (246.2)
Scoring Defense = No. 1 (8.3) No. 3 (15.2)
Shoshoni = Pehton Truempler – 140.3 rushing yards per game, 21 TDs; Alex Mills – 105.3 passing yards per game, 17 TDs, 3 INTs; Dom Jarvis – 14.9 defensive points per game – ranks No. 18.
Rocky Mountain = Carsyn Weber – 183 all-purpose yards per game, 15 TD passes, 11 TD runs; Ben Simmons – 19 rec. for 366 yards, 4 TDs; Russell Crosby – 17.9 defensive points per game – ranks No. 9.
This game starts on Saturday in Laramie at 1 p.m.
Series history information is Courtesy of Wyoming-football.com.