Sheridan Broncs Claim Another Class 4A Football Title
Sheridan capitalized on four Thunder Basin turnovers and beat the Bolts in the 4A State Championship game, 35-26, Saturday in Laramie.
This is the Broncs fourth Class 4A State title in the last five years. It's the 27th in school history.
Sheridan (11-1) jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. They capitalized on two interceptions. Garrett Coon scored on a 7-yard TD run and Jacob Boint added a 1-yard score. Coon and Boint combined for all five of their teams' touchdowns.
Thunder Basin (11-1) scored their first points in the second quarter. Hamilton tossed a 49-yard TD to Tanner Richards. Shortly after the Broncs answered with 5-yard TD run by Boint to go into the half up 21-7.
Coming out of halftime it looked like Sheridan was set to run away with this matchup. The Bolts fumbled on their first possession and then Coon scored on a 3-yard TD run which extended the Broncs lead, 28-7.
The Bolts did not go away. Hamilton found three different receivers for touchdowns in the third quarter. He connected with Warren Carr on a 52-yard TD pass. Then, they took advantage of a Sheridan fumble and were able to score again 19 seconds later. Hamilton found Richards from 7-yards out one play after the turnover. Later in the quarter, Blaine Allen hauled in a 32-yard TD reception that pulled Thunder Basin within 28-26. That was the score at the end of the 3rd quarter.
Boint found the end zone one last time with a 1-yard run which extended the Broncs lead to 35-26 and was ultimately the final.
The Broncs totaled 363 yards on offense. Coon ran for 130 yards and the two scores, while Boint added 101 rushing yards and his three TDs. Sheridan's defense forced four total turnovers, 2 interceptions, and 2 fumbles.
For Thunder Basin, Hamilton was 16-29 for 301 yards and four TDs through the air. Richards had 8 receptions for 172-yards and two touchdowns. Carr contributed 5 catches for 94 yards and a score. Caleb Driskill had a monster game defensively with 20 total tackles, a sack, and 1.5 tackles for loss.
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