The Cheyenne East Thunderbirds beat the Natrona County Mustangs 35-14 in the first round of the Class 4A Playoffs last Friday night in Cheyenne.

Graedyn Buell threw for 285 yards and four touchdowns. Three of those came in the third quarter, as East rallied from a 7-6 halftime deficit.

Both teams scored on their opening drive, but the Thunderbirds missed their extra point. Neither team scored in the second quarter. East scored three times in the third and opened up a 28-7 lead. Both scored on short runs in the fourth for the final margin.

Here are some of the game highlights.

Senior receiver and cornerback Chance Aumiller and junior QB Graedyn Buell visited with WyoPreps’ David Settle after the victory.

Cheyenne East (7-3) will play at top-ranked Thunder Basin Friday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m.

Natrona County (6-4) didn’t reach the semifinals for the first time in 10 years.