An annual contender in Class 3A football over the last decade, the Star Valley Braves are coming off a bit of a down year in 2020.

Star Valley finished last fall 4-6 overall and 3-2 in the 3A West Conference. After a 0-3 start, the Braves found themselves at 1-5 through Week 5. They won their last three and earned a playoff berth. Star Valley lost to Douglas, 16-14, in the first round of the playoffs.

The Braves scored 22 points per game and allowed 18.3 a year ago. They also finished No. 5 in total offense and total defense in 3A.

Preparing to start a new season in 2021 later this week, Star Valley is looking to get back in the mix of title contenders in a deep and talented Class 3A.

Seniors Lane Oesch and Lucas Chappell spoke with WyoPreps after the first week of practice wrapped up. They touched on how things went in the first week, what to work on to prepare for a game, playing in a tough 3A, the outlook for this team, and some fun items, such as bus trips, games they’re looking forward to being a part of, and more.

Head coach McKay Young enters his sixth season leading the Braves program. He’s definitely excited about the 2021 season but understands what’s ahead for his team in a tough 3A. WyoPreps spoke with the head coach about how the first week of practice went, his team’s outlook, the grind that lies ahead with a difficult schedule, and more.

Star Valley makes its 2021 debut on Friday, Aug. 27, at Summit Academy, UT. The game is set for a 7 p.m. start.

Wyoming Expectation Vs. Reality

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