The first playoff game between the Encampment Tigers and Burlington Huskies will happen on Friday in the 2023 semifinals.

Both teams are 8-1 on the season. The game is in Burlington because the Huskies won the North Conference in 6-man football and have the home-field advantage.

It is just the fourth game between the two programs in football. The first was in 1990. The most recent two were in the last game of the regular season in both 2020 and 2021. The Huskies won the first game, but the Tigers have won the last two meetings.

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Two of the top four offenses square off against two of the top three defenses in the 6-man divisions.

Encampment is No. 4 in total offense at 380 yards per game, and the Tigers average 61.1 points per game. Burlington is No. 2 in offense at 465 yards per contest. They have the No. 1 scoring offense at 70.9 points per game.

On defense, Encampment only gives up 223 yards and 23.3 points per game. The Huskies allow 284 yards and 39.7 points per game.

The game also features two of the top players in the class, Quade Jordan for the Tigers and Jordan Michaels for Burlington.

WyoPreps visited with both head coaches before this game. Encampment’s Kegan Willford and Burlington’s Trent Aagard spoke about how their team played in the first round of the playoffs, how they’ll prepare for the next, big step, scouting each other, and some keys to victory. We also asked Coach Willford about their travel plans.

The series’ history is courtesy of

The game is at Husky Stadium in Burlington and starts at 2 p.m. on Friday.

Burlington-Kaycee Football

Burlington-Kaycee Football

Gallery Credit: Anita Bartlett

#1 Little Snake River vs. #2 Encampment

The Little Snake River Rattlers hosted the Encampment Tigers in a No. 1 vs. No. 2 game in the Class 1A 6-man division on Oct. 7, 2023.

Gallery Credit: David Settle,

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