Shoshoni Edges Big Piney in Key 1A 9 Man Battle
In what was a memorable 1A 9-man football game, Shoshoni rallied to edge Big Piney on the road 28-24 to get to 5-1 on the year. Shoshoni's defense came up with 2 big interceptions and that's huge in a game that was decided by half a dozen plays or so.
The Wranglers drew first blood with a 21-yard touchdown pass from Alex Mills to Jaxon Stanley. The 2-point try was good so Shoshoni led by 8 and tacked in a 2nd quarter touchdown by Pehton Truempler to lead 15-0.
Big Piney came to life in the 3rd quarter on an 8-yard run to the end zone by Caden Clifford but the 2-point try failed so the Punchers trailed 15-6. Truempler gave Shoshoni a bit of breathing room in the 3rd with a 22-yard touchdown run to bump the lead 22-6. Still in the 3rd, Big Piney came up huge response as quarterback Champ Snively threw a 69-yard TD pass to Hunter Fisher. The Punchers went for 2 and failed again so they were down 22-12
Things got really interesting in the 4th quarter as Snively got into the end zone from the doorstep and the 2-point try was missed again so that made it 22-18 in favor of Shoshoni. With less than 6 minutes to go, Snively found Ruben Stoutenberg for a touchdown on a play that covered 49 yards and the Punchers took their first lead at 24-22.
Shoshoni saved the best for last with a go-ahead touchdown as Truempler got into the end zone from 23 yards out to make it 28-24 in the final minute and that's the way it stood. Shoshoni is 5-1 and will play 6-0 Wind River on Thursday night in Pavillion. Big Piney drops to 4-2 and is scheduled to play at Wyoming Indian on Friday.
Be sure and check out some great photos of this great game in our gallery below from Bridget Truempler. Enjoy!
Shoshoni-Big Piney Football