Another 1 vs. 2 Showdown is the WyoPreps ‘Game of the Week’
Your week 4 WyoPreps.com high school football ‘Game of the Week’ as voted on by fans is another No. 1 vs. No. 2 clash.
This time it’s in Class 1A, where the defending state champion and top-ranked Big Horn Rams visit the second-ranked Upton-Sundance Patriots.
Both teams are undefeated through the first few weeks of the season. Upton-Sundance is 4-0, while Big Horn is 3-0. This will only be the third-ever meeting the two programs because they used to be in different classifications. The Rams have won the first two meetings by 40 and 41 points, respectively.
WyoPreps’ David Settle spoke with both head coaches, Andy Garland of Upton-Sundance and Kirk McLaughlin of Big Horn, ahead of this big matchup. They talked about their season-to-date, improvements they’ve made, their opponent, and keys to having success in the video above.
They do not have any common opponents to this point of the season.
Who to Watch for Upton-Sundance: Jayden Caylor is the Patriots all-around star. He’s third in Class 1A in rushing at 146.3 yards per game, second in all-purpose yards per game at 213, first in scoring at 22.7 points per game, and No.1 in kick returns.
Who to Watch for Big Horn: Will Pelissier and Carson Bates are two key playmakers for the Rams. Pelissier is No. 2 in rushing at 158.7 yards per game and has scored 10 TDs on the season. Bates is first in all-purpose yards at over 231 yards per game.
Key Segments of the Game:
Upton-Sundance – Can the Patriots prevent the big play from occurring too much? Big Horn is averaging nearly 9 yards per play and over 47 points per game. Second, can they hang onto the ball? Upton-Sundance has committed only four turnovers this season. Meanwhile, the Rams have 16 takeaways through three games.
Big Horn – Will the Rams be able to slow down Caylor? He’s been a one-man wrecking crew for the Patriots. Big Horn wants to slow him down and make someone else beat them. Options – the Rams have numerous weapons that can create their big plays, which makes them so difficult to defend.
Kick-off at 7 p.m. from B.F. Weaver Field in Upton.