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Blizzard Doesnít Derail Tigers in Pine Bluffs

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 9th, 2013

#21 Brady Thurston aims for the uprights.

The first major snowstorm of the season hit Wyoming hard late last weekend and almost every high school had to make alternate plans for weekend events. After calling the game at Pine Bluffs off for Friday, it was rescheduled for Saturday afternoon. Late Friday night it was determined to push the game back until Monday afternoon, due to heavy snow accumulation and poor travel conditions throughout Niobrara County. Pine Bluffs on the other hand, had barely two inches of the white stuff, which was all gone by kickoff.

On a beautiful 70 degree Monday, the Tigers did not spend a lot of time giving the Hornets a chance to make the game competitive. Just two minutes into the game, Matthew VandeBossche scored from 15 yards away and three minutes after that Derick VandeBossche scored on a 14 yard run. Brady Thurston kicked both point after attempts through the uprights and the lead was 14-0 in less than a dozen plays. On the next Tiger series Hunter Dockery scrambled in from 15 yards, in his return to the lineup after missing the past two games with an injury. Thurstonís kick was wide left but the 20 point lead came relatively easy against the overmatched PB squad. A minute later D. VandeBossche scored from 16 yards away and Thurstonís successful kick made it 27-0 after one period.

The Tigers reeled off three more rushing touchdowns in the second quarter, two from Martin Fitzwater and another from M. Vandebossche. Thurston nailed one of three PATís to set the running clock in motion at 46-0 by halftime.

The top-ranked Tiger defense continued its impressive string of shutouts in holding the Hornets to just two first downs-both in the fourth quarter and -26 yards total offense.

The JV offense took over for the duration of the game and after starting a bit slow got the ball moving. With four minutes to play, sophomore Brawk Cole got into the endzone from six yards away and freshman Travis Schaidt scored the two point conversion. The Tigers improved to 5-0 with the 54-0 win.

For the complete article see the 10-09-2013 issue.

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