The Cheyenne East offense has been productive all year long and put the pedal to the metal in the 2nd half to pull away from Rock Springs 49-24 in the first round of the 4A playoffs. East scored the first 2 touchdowns of the game with Garet Schlabs catching a 27-yard touchdown pass from Cam Hayes and then Hayes threw a 25-yard TD strike to Jakob Culver to make it 14-0. Rock Springs answered the bell with an 11-yard run to the end zone from Goodness Okere and that was followed by a 1-yard plunge from quarterback Michael Faigl. The Tigers also had a field goal in that 2nd quarter with the Thunderbirds hitting paydirt as Hayes found Drew Jackson for a 30-yard TD connection. At halftime, East led 22-17.

East took over in the 3rd quarter as Schlabs had a pick-six that went for 65 yards and Jackson reeled off a 68-yard to the house giving the T-Birds a 35-17 lead after 3. Faigl scored his 2nd touchdown of the night for Rock Springs in the 4th quarter with Hayes and Jackson scoring for Cheyenne East.

The T-Birds as the #2 seed in the 4A playoffs at 9-1 will host Natrona in the semi-final round of the 4A playoffs on Friday night. The season comes to an end for Rock Springs with a record of 3-7 after making the 4A state championship game a year ago. We have a few photos of Friday's match-up at Okie Blanchard Stadium. Enjoy!

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Cheyenne East-Rock Springs 4A Playoffs

Cheyenne East-Rock Springs 4A Playoffs
Wyoming High School Football
Photo Courtesy: Frank Gambino
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