Sheridan Stays Unbeaten With Home Win Over Thunder Basin
Friday's Thunder Basin-Sheridan game was the premiere 4A football match on the calendar for Friday and Sheridan once again proved that they are state championship contenders. The Broncs put together a strong first half to knock off a talented Thunder Basin team 34-27. Sheridan scored twice in the opening quarter thanks to a 1-yard plunge from Colson Coon and a 52-yard gallop from Mathew Ketner to lead 14-0.
Thunder Basin found some traction with a first-quarter field goal, a 2nd quarter safety, and a 24-yard run for a touchdown from Nic Black so just like that the Bolts were back in the game at 24-12. Sheridan showed a lot of poise as they responded with 2 more touchdowns as Coon scored again from the doorstep and Dane Steel caught a long touchdown pass from Cael Gilbertson to bump the lead to 28-12 at the halftime intermission.
Coon tacked on his 3rd rushing touchdown of the day to make it 34-12 but Thunder Basin also showed some poise with a 14-yard TD reception from Colton Vetter. Then Bolts quarterback Alonso found Kayden LaFramboise for 7 yards and a score to cut the lead to 34-27. Thunder Basin had the ball with a minute left in the game but absorbed a sack in the red zone on the last play of the contest.
Sheridan will host Cheyenne East on Friday in a battle of the two top-ranked teams in 4A, both at 5-0. Thunder Basin at 2-3 has a big game too as they'll take on crosstown rival Campbell County on Friday.
Be sure and check out some great photos of the game, courtesy of Brian Mitchell in our gallery below. enjoy!