Rocky Mt. Roars Into 1A 9-Man Semi’s With Big Win over LFL
Rocky Mountain was the 1A 9-Man runner-up in 2021 and they have the talent to get that far again and maybe win it all. The Grizzlies pounded Lingle-Fort Laramie in the quarterfinal round of the playoffs 65-19 to improve to 7-2 on the year. Rocky Mountain found the end zone three times in the first quarter with Jackson Hanusa reeling off a 65-yard run for a touchdown, which was followed by Carsyn Weber throwing a pair of TD passes, one to Brenner Moore that covered 66 yards and another 66-yarder to Kelden Boettcher. So the Grizz led 23-0 after one.
Lingle got on the board in the 2nd half thanks to a touchdown pass from Brian McCoid to Louden Brenner that went for 6 yards to cut the lead to 23-6. But Rocky Mountain responded with three more TD passes from Weber, 16 yards to Boettcher, 41 to Ben Simmons, and 9 to Collin Haslem. At the halftime break, Rocky led 43-6.
Lingle scored again in the 3rd quarter as McCoid tossed a touchdown pass to Bremer that covered 42 yards but Rocky Mountain was too much with a pair of 3rd quarter-rushing touchdowns from Hanusa and Weber.
The Grizzlies have a long road trip to #1 Pine Bluffs on Friday for a 4 pm kick-off. Lingle Fort-Laramie finishes the season with a record of 6-3 but lost 3 out of 4 to end the season. The Doggers were making their 2nd playoff appearance since 2016.
There are plenty of photos to look at from this game in Cowley thanks to Stacey Haslem. They can be found in our gallery below. Enjoy!