WyoPreps Game of the Week: Dubois vs. Hulett [AUDIO]
A pair of teams that will play each other in back-to-back weeks is the focus of the WyoPreps Small School Game of the Week. It’s No. 5 Dubois versus No. 4 Hulett in Ten Sleep.
The fans voted this game as one of our games to focus on. They play a neutral site game on Saturday at 2 p.m.
With their playoff seed already locked in, they will face each other in the first round of the Class 1A-6 man playoffs next weekend in Hulett.
Hulett is 7-0 on the season and went 4-0 to earn the top seed from the East Conference. Dubois enters with a 4-3 overall record. They went 2-3 in the West Conference.
The question is will either of these teams show much in this game with next week’s game having more significance in the playoffs?
WyoPreps visited with Dubois head coach David Trembly and Hulett’s head coach Boz Backen before this game. Trembly assessed where his team is heading into this game, how they’re a bit banged-up, the development of some key players, and seeing the speed that the Red Devils have. Backen spoke about his team’s season-to-date, some of their key players, being the only undefeated team from the east-side of the state, treating this as a normal game, and how satisfying it’s been to see his team succeed this year.
Both teams feature a balanced attack. They have similar numbers in rushing, 239.6 per game for Dubois versus 226 for Hulett. The Red Devils have a better air attack, averaging close to 190 yards per game, but the Rams are no slouch at 144 per game. Hulett is the top-scoring team in 6-man at almost 67 points per game.
Defensively, the Red Devils allow only 297 yards and 36 points per game. The Rams give up 338 yards and 35 points per game.
Both have done a good job of protecting the ball while capitalizing on opponent turnovers. Hulett is plus-11 in turnover margin, while Dubois is plus-10 in turnover margin.
This will be just the ninth meeting between the two schools on a football field. That’s according to series history provided by wyoming-football.com. The first meeting was in 1992, and it was a 9-man playoff game. They played an 11-man playoff game in 2006, and the rest have been 6-man games. The Rams lead the series 5-3. This will be the first game between the two schools since 2015, a game won by Hulett, 57-28. Before that, Dubois had won five straight in the series.
The game is on Saturday at a neutral site in Ten Sleep. The kick-off is at 2 p.m.