Sheridan Repeats as 4A Football Champs Downing Cheyenne East
Sheridan and Cheyenne East had a classic regular season battle in 4A this season with Sheridan winning that one 42-39. The rematch was in Laramie for the State Championship and each team had its shining moments but Sheridan had more of them.
In the first quarter, Sheridan took a 7-0 lead as Colson Coon zoomed into the end zone from the 16 but Cheyenne East answered with a score of their own as Drew Jackson got in from the 2 so it was 7 all after one-quarter of play.
East grabbed the lead in the 2nd quarter as Cam Hayes threw a quick strike to Garet Schlabs that covered 3 yards for the TD so the Thunderbirds led 14-7. Coon kicked a 41-yard field goal for Sheridan in that quarter but the Broncs trailed 14-10 at the halftime break.
Sheridan took the game over in the 2nd half and with Coon recording a 14-yard run for a touchdown and a 44-yard field goal in that 3rd quarter of play to take the lead 20-14. East inched closer in the 4th quarter thanks to a 25-yard field goal from Brendan Bohlman to make it 20-17 but that was as close as the T-Birds would get. In the 4th quarter, Coon had a 1-yard TD run and a 27-yard interception return for a touchdown. Jakob Culver caught a 4th quarter touchdown pass for East but Sheridan repeats as the 4A State Champions with a 34-23 win.
Colson Coon is the reigning Gatorade Player of the Year in Wyoming and accounted for all of Sheridan's 34 points. On offense, he ran the ball a whopping 41 times for 248 yards with 3 touchdowns and also completed a pass. You can't ask for more than that.
We do have a video to share with you from Saturday night at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie and some great pics courtesy of Carla Sessions in our gallery below. Enjoy!
2022 4A Football Championship-Sheridan vs. Cheyenne East