For the third time in four years, the Little Snake River Rattlers won the 6-man football state championship with a 55-8 victory over Burlington on Saturday in Laramie.

The game was tied at 8-8 after the first quarter. Little Snake River scored the final 47 points of the game. This was the fifth football title in school history.

Hadley Myers accounted for 256 all-purpose yards and scored four touchdowns, two rushing and two receiving. Kannadis Peroulis added 208 yards rushing and two TDs before he left with an injury. Seth Maxson also scored twice on a 69-yard interception return for a touchdown and a 5-yard TD catch.

Little Snake River coach Jack Cobb felt very fortunate to win another title.

Both teams scored on their second possession of the game.

The Huskies found the endzone first. Seth Wardell scored on a 45-yard run that gave Burlington an 8-0 lead.

On the next play from scrimmage, Peroulis raced 45 yards for a TD, which tied it at 8-8. A Peroulis 3-yard TD run with 7:26 left in the first half. The Huskies drove inside the Rattlers’ 15-yard line but failed to score. On the next LSR drive, Zane Matheson found Myers on a 60-yard TD pass for a 22-8 lead, which was the score at halftime.

Matheson connected with Myers for a 56-yard TD pass on the Rattlers’ opening drive of the second half. Maxson intercepted Wardell and returned it for a TD late in the third quarter for a 36-8 lead. Little Snake River added three more scores in the final frame for a 55-8 win.

The Rattlers had 407 yards of total offense. They averaged 9.2 yards per play. Matheson was 4-7 for 129 yards passing and 3 TDs. Defensively, Little Snake River had seven tackles for loss and four sacks. They forced three turnovers and had five pass breakups. Myers had 11 tackles.

Burlington was held to 213 yards on offense. Wardell was 11-25 passing for 105 yards. He was intercepted twice and sacked three times. Wardell ran for 30 yards and the one TD. Cohen Schlenker added 35 yards rushing. Joe Bassett finished with seven catches for 68 yards. Bassett had 11 tackles with one tackle for loss.

Little Snake River finished the season 11-0 and has the state’s longest winning streak at 21 games.

Burlington concluded 2022 with a record of 9-2.

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