The State Football Championships Return
The 2015 Wyoming High School Football State Championships are back in Laramie for a seventh consecutive year.
Five state champions will be crowned over two days at War Memorial Stadium. The Class 2-A and 3-A championship games are Friday, while Class 1-A, 6man, Class 1-A, 11-man and Class 4-A will be on Saturday.
This year’s field includes six schools who have made it to a championship game in Laramie before, while four are making their first appearance. Four of the five games are rematches from the regular season.
In a released statement from the University of Wyoming, Athletics Director Tom Burman said, “This is a great event for everyone involved. Many volunteers from the Laramie community join together with our staff to host this event, and we want to welcome all the teams and their fans to Laramie and the University of Wyoming this weekend. Good luck to all the teams who have earned their way to this year’s championships.”
Friday, November 13
2A: Wheatland (9-1) vs. Glenrock (8-2)
This is the Bulldogs first state championship game since 1987. They are 1-2 all-time in the title games with their only crown in 1984. The Herders are 6-4 in title games and last played in Laramie in 2009. Their last championship was in 2008. Wheatland won at Glenrock during week 4 of the season, 22-8. Kick-off is at noon.
3A: Star Valley (9-1) vs. Green River (6-4)
The Braves are 7-10 in previous championship appearances, which includes a 2012 loss to Powell in Laramie. Their last win was back in 1996. The Wolves are 4-2 in title games with their last appearance in 2008. The last time Green River won it all was in 2004. In week 6 of the season, Star Valley defeated the Wolves in Green River 16-15 on a field goal as time expired. The game will start 3 p.m.
Saturday, November 14
6-man: Kaycee (9-1) vs. Meeteetse (10-0)
The Buckaroos are making just their second appearance in a title game. They lost in the inaugural 6-man championship game from 2009 in Laramie. The Longhorns won the title two years ago, which was the first in school history at any level, after losing in their two previous championship games. These two squads did not meet in the regular season. Game time will be at 10 a.m.
1A: Upton-Sundance (9-1) vs. Tongue River (8-2)
This is the Patriots first title game since the merger and first trip to Laramie. Upton went 2-7 in championship games, while Sundance was only 1-2. Upton was last in a title game (1A) in 2004, while it’s been since 2005 for Sundance. That was a title in Class 2-A. The Eagles are 1-4 in championship games. Their lone title came in 1956 in 6-man. Their last appearance was in 2006 (3A). Both are making their debut in Laramie. The Patriots defeated the Eagles in Dayton, 35-6, in week 3 of this season. Kick-off is at 1 p.m.
4A: Gillette (11-0) vs. Sheridan (10-1)
It’s an Energy Bowl rematch. The two rivals haven’t faced each other for a championship since 1992. The Broncs are 6-3 against the Camels in the post-season, which includes a 2-0 mark in title games. Sheridan is 13-6 in title games with their last crown in 2011. Gillette is 4-8 all-time in championships. The Camels last captured the big school title in 2008 (5A). The Broncs are 2-1 in Laramie, while Gillette is 0-2, including a loss last year. In week 5, the Camels beat Sheridan 20-14 in Gillette on a last second touchdown. The start time for the finale of the championships is at 4 p.m.
Rivalry history courtesy of wyoming-football.com.