After riding the top defense in Class 2A to a state championship a year ago, the Lyman Eagles will be trying to duplicate their success.

The Eagles are coming off their first title since 2012. Offensively, Lyman rode a strong ground attack and controlled the clock en route to 26.6 points per game. Defensively, the Eagles were tough. They allowed only 162.5 yards and 7.2 points per game. Lyman was also plus-19 in turnover margin in the 2020 season.

Only two of their eight all-state players return for the 2021 season, but it’s a good place to start for head coach Dale Anderson.

Seniors Chevy Fackrell and Rho Mecham spoke to WyoPreps about the upcoming season. They talked about how practice is going, areas to improve upon before their first game, what they’re looking forward to in their senior season, some fun parts surrounding the game, and more.

Mecham is one of the returning all-state players. He led the division with ten sacks and had 83 tackles, which was second on the Eagles roster. McCoy Smith is the second all-state player back for Lyman. He was fifth on the defense with 82 points and added 867 all-purpose yards and six TDs on offense.

Head coach Dale Anderson enters his 11th season leading the program. Anderson told WyoPreps that he knows it will be difficult to duplicate his team’s success from a year ago, but they’re up for the challenge. Anderson talked about how practice is going in preparation for the upcoming season, the depth of Class 2A, and much more.

Lyman makes its 2021 season debut on Friday, Aug. 27, versus Malad, ID.

 

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