WyoPreps Game of the Week: Tongue River at Wheatland [VIDEO]
A playoff seed is up for grabs in the 2A East Conference, as the Tongue River Eagles take on the Bulldogs in Wheatland on Friday night.
Both teams are 4-2 in league action and have qualified for the playoffs. It’s just a matter of which Bridger Valley team they will face in the first round next week.
Tongue River is 6-2 on the season, but they’ve lost two of their last three games.
Wheatland is 4-4 on the season. The Bulldogs have won three of their last four games.
WyoPreps caught up with Eagles’ head coach Steve Hanson and Wheatland head coach Tony Borton. We discussed how their season has gone up to now, some of their key personnel, adjustments they’ve made, their scouting report on the other, and some keys to winning the game.
Tongue River rates fourth in the class at 332 yards and 35.1 points per game. The Eagles also have the No. 1 defense in the division. They allow only 138 yards and 9.6 points per game. Carter Maslowski is throwing for 161.1 yards per game. His top weapons are Caleb Kilbride and Colter Hanft.
The Bulldogs are at 281 yards and 26.4 points per game. Wheatland allows the same amount of yards (281) per game and 21.2 points per game. QB Brock Peasley is at 126.5 yards passing per game. Bryce Stenson is the No. 1 receiver in the class at 88.6 yards per game and 12 TD catches.
This will be only the sixth meeting in the football series. The first came in 2012. Wheatland won the first four, and Tongue River broke through last year, 41-0. The series information came from wyoming-football.com.
The game is at Bulldog Stadium in Wheatland. It starts at 6 p.m.
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