WyoPreps Game of the Week: #2 Sheridan at #1 East [VIDEO]
A one-two showdown in Class 4A is the WyoPreps Big School Game of the Week.
Top-ranked Cheyenne East hosts No. 2, Sheridan. Both teams are 5-0 on the season.
The Thunderbirds have victories over Campbell County, Natrona County, Thunder Basin, Laramie, and Rock Springs. They’re outscoring their opponents by an astounding 46.2 points per game.
Sheridan has beaten Cheyenne Central, Cheyenne South, Laramie, Rock Springs, and Thunder Basin. They’ve outscored the opposition by 41.6 points per game.
What will give in this matchup of 4A heavyweights?
Sheridan head coach Jeff Mowry and East head coach Chad Goff talked with WyoPreps in a preview of the game. Mowry touched on getting somewhat healthier, where he feels his team is at during the middle portion of the regular season, what they’re working on, his impression of the T-Birds, and a few keys. Goff spoke about his team’s play here in the middle of the year, their defensive prowess, how their front seven on defense is just taking care of business, how he handles the big game scenario, and his impression of the Broncs.
Cheyenne East is averaging 450 yards per game and allowing 220 yards per game. That ranks No. 1 on offense and No. 4 on defense.
Sheridan counters with an offense at 378 yards per game and gives up only 207 yards per game on defense.
East is led by QB Cam Hayes at 245.2 passing yards per game. He has 18 TDs to only 1 interception. Drew Jackson averages 186.6 all-purpose yards per game. He has scored 14 TDs, which leads Class 4A.
Sheridan’s offense is guided by QB Dominick Berrettini. He throws for 140.8 yards per game with 7 TDs and 1 interception. Dane Steel is the No. 1 receiver in Class 4A. He averages 169.2 all-purpose yards per game and has 10 TDs.
On defense, Colby Olson anchors the East defense and is rated No. 8 in defensive points per game in Class 4A. The Broncs' defense is paced by Kolin Custis. He’s No. 44 in defensive points per game.
Sheridan leads the all-time series, 32-15, according to wyoming-football.com. The first meeting was in 1960. The Broncs won both games last year, 42-39 in the regular season, and 34-23 in the last year’s 4A state championship game.
The 48th meeting between the Broncs and the Thunderbirds is at 6 o’clock at Okie Blanchard Stadium in Cheyenne.