Thunder Basin Will Be in the 4A Football Mix [VIDEO]
The Thunder Basin Bolts have been a consistent playoff contender in their first five seasons. Year six doesn’t look to be any different.
The Bolts lost a heartbreaker to Natrona County in overtime in the first round of the playoffs last year. Before that, Thunder Basin had either been a semifinalist or runner-up. They’d love to climb to the top in 2022.
This year’s squad has more experience on the lines than at skill positions, but make no mistake, the Bolts are more likely to reload than rebuild. One key spot will be at quarterback, where Thunder Basin breaks in a new starter.
The seventh stop on our Preseason Football Tour took WyoPreps to visit the Bolts last Thursday. We caught up with Lane Catlin, Jayden Luciano, Kayden LaFramboise, plus head coach Trent Pikula to discuss how Thunder Basin might be in 2022. The players said preseason practice had gone well, but they still had work left before the first game. They know where their experience lies and that the QB spot is the biggest question.
Luciano was an all-state player on the offensive line in 2021. Catlin and LaFramboise both received second-team all-conference honors last fall.
For Coach Pikula, this season represents his sixth as head coach.
The Bolts open the 2022 season at home versus Cheyenne South on Friday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m.