2023 Wyoming High School Football 1A 6-Man Title Game Preview [VIDEO]
The second rematch of the championship game weekend is in the Class 1A-6 Man football tilt between Little Snake River and Burlington on Saturday in Laramie.
The Rattlers and Huskies have not played since last year’s title game, where Snake River rolled to a 55-8 victory over Burlington.
They used to be conference opponents until 6-man switched to North and South Conferences before the 2022 season.
This is the second postseason game between the two programs.
WyoPreps visited with both head coaches before the game, Snake River’s Jack Cobb, and Burlington’s Trent Aagard.
Team Info & Series History:
Burlington (9-1) – Trent Aagard: 8th year as head coach; 2 state championships in school history; those came in 1992 and 1994. Those were both 9-man titles. Burlington is making its sixth appearance all-time in a championship game. The Huskies are 2-3 in their previous title games. They have made only two previous trips to Laramie, in 2018 and 2022. Burlington is 0-2 in those games.
Little Snake River (9-0) – Jack Cobb: 7th year as head coach; 5 state championships in school history; they’ve won the last two: 2021 (65-24 over Encampment) & 2022 (55-8 over Burlington). The Rattlers are making their seventh appearance in a championship game, all of which have been in Laramie. They are 5-1 in previous title games in the Gem City.
Little Snake River leads the all-time series, 6-1. They first played each other in a varsity game in 2016. The Rattlers won the first meeting in overtime. Burlington won the second game in the series, and Little Snake River has won the last five. This is the second straight meeting in a postseason game.
Team Stats per game:
Little Snake River Burlington
Rush Offense = No. 1 (358 yards per game) No. 3 (284)
Pass Offense = No. 5 (120) No. 1 (196)
Total Offense = No. 2 (478) No. 1 (480)
Scoring Offense = No. 3 (62 pts per game) No. 1 (72)
Rush Defense = No. 1 (102) No. 4 (213)
Pass Defense = No. 1 (68) No. 4 (116)
Total Defense = No. 1 (170) No. 3 (329)
Scoring Defense = No. 1 (21.9) No. 4 (44.4)
Little Snake River = Seth Maxson – 167.4 rushing yards per game, 21 TDs, has 27 total TDs to rank No. 7 in scoring; Bridger Cozzens – 156.6 rushing yards per game, 28 TDs, has 32 total TDs to rank No. 2 in scoring; Mason Jones – 111.1 passing yards per game, 21 TDs, 1 INT; Isiah Skalberg 26.6 defensive points per game – ranks No. 4.
Burlington = Jordan Michaels – 163.9 rushing yards per game, 24 TDs, 121.8 passing yards per game, 19 TDs, 2 INTs, 27 total TDs to rank No. 5; Weston Gotfredson – 20 rec., 465 yards, 6 TDs; Joe Bassett – 19 rec., 353 yards, 5 TDs; Jordan Casey – 13 rec., 319 yards, 6 TDs; Joe Bassett 26.6 defensive points per game – ranks No. 3.
Kick-off will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday in Laramie.
Series history information is Courtesy of Wyoming-football.com.
Burlington-Encampment Football Playoffs
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Little Snake River-Dubois Football Playoffs
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