In the only rematch of a state title game from 2020, defending 3A state champ Cody takes on Jackson again on Friday in Laramie.

Cody rolled to a 34-13 win in last year’s championship game. The Broncs won their sixth title in school history in 2020. Now they go for No. 7 against a Jackson team that hasn’t won it all since 2007.

In the regular season, Cody won at home over Jackson, 21-15.

WyoPreps had in-depth conversations with both head coaches before the game, Cody’s Matt McFadden, and Jackson’s David Joyce.

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Team Info & Series History:

Jackson (9-2) – David Joyce: 5th year as head coach; 3 state championships in school history; the most recent was in 2007 (10-6 over Buffalo). Their other titles were in 1986 and 1981. This is Jackson’s first trip to the title games in Laramie.

Cody (10-0) – Matt McFadden: 9th year as head coach; 6 state championships in school history; the last was in 2020 (34-13 over Jackson). Their first title came in 1958. These Broncs have won twice before in Laramie, 2014 and 2017.

Cody has a series lead of 23-8. They first played each other in a varsity game in 1974. In the postseason, it’s just the third postseason meeting between the two schools. Each team has a postseason victory over the other.

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

                             Cody                                                                         Jackson              

Rush Offense = No. 1 (277.6)                                                      No. 4 (193.1)

Pass Offense = No. 7 (133.8)                                                       No. 1 (273.3)

Total Offense = No. 2 (411.4)                                                      No. 1 (466.4)

Scoring Offense = No. 1 (38.2)                                                    No. 2 (33.0)

Rush Defense = No. 3 (106.7)                                                     No. 2 (104)

Pass Defense = No. 3 (120)                                                          No. 8 (152.4)

Total Defense = No. 2 (225.7)                                                     No. 4 (256.4)

Scoring Defense = No. 2 (13.4)                                                   No. 5 (19.7)

Key Players:

Cody = Chaz Cowie – 71.1 rushing yards per game, 9 TDs; Jackson Schroeder – 60.9 rushing yards per game, 9 TDs; Luke Talich – 124 passing yards per game, 14 TDs, 2 INTs; Grayson Beaudrie – 14.5 defensive points per game – ranks No. 12.

Jackson = Brody Hasenack – 126 rushing yards per game, 20 TDs; Sadler Smith – 273.3 passing yards per game, 16 TDs, 13 INTs; Nate Keipert – 55 rec. for 954 yards, 5 TDs; Colter Dawson – 21.2 defensive points per game – ranks No. 1.

The game is scheduled for a 3 p.m. start on Friday in Laramie.

Series history information is Courtesy of Wyoming-football.com.

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