Class 3A State Championship Game Preview [VIDEO]
A ‘Battle of the Broncs’ will decide the 2020 Class 3A State Championship in football, as Cody hosts Jackson in the title game on Saturday.
This game is a rematch from week 8 of the regular season. Cody went to Jackson and rolled past the then top-ranked Broncs, 48-6.
WyoPreps talked with both Cody head coach Matt McFadden and Jackson head coach David Joyce before the game about reaching the title game or hosting it, areas of progress throughout this season with their team, some key personnel, takeaways from the first meeting just three weeks ago, keys to their success, and two younger teams meeting for the title in the video at the top of this story.
Jackson (9-2) – David Joyce: 4th year as head coach; 3 state championships in school history; the most recent was in 2007 (4A, 10-6 over Buffalo)
Cody (9-1) – Matt McFadden: 8th year as head coach; 5 state championships in school history; the most recent was in 2017 (3A, 20-0 over Torrington)
Cody leads the all-time series, 21-8. They first played each other in 1974. This game is just the second postseason game (2007 Quarterfinals, won by Jackson 38-12) between the two schools. This meeting will be the first one with a state title on the line.
Jackson has the No. 1 offense in Class 3A. They average 453 yards and 37.2 points per game. Meanwhile, Cody has the No. 2 defense in the classification. They give-up only 190.1 yards and a 3A-low, 8.3 points per game. Cody took advantage of 4 Jackson turnovers in the first game. Can Jackson sustain drives against a tough Cody defense? Cody has allowed only 7 points in two playoff games and just 13 points in the last four games combined.
Kick-off is at noon on Saturday in Cody.
Series history information is Courtesy of Wyoming-football.com.