Plainsmen Host Cheyenne Central [VIDEO]
One of the longest-running rivalries in Wyoming high school football is renewed Friday when the Laramie Plainsmen host the Cheyenne Central Indians.
The first meeting in this series dates back to 1909. The latest will happen Friday at 7 p.m. from Deti Stadium in Laramie.
The Plainsmen will be seeking their fourth straight win in the series.
Laramie (2-2) comes off a loss to No. 1 Natrona in Casper last week, 37-14. Cheyenne Central (1-3) enters off their first victory last week at Gillette, 35-8.
In the video above, Plainsmen head coach Clint Reed says his team is trying to battle their way to 3-2. They’ve tried to correct some mistakes from last week’s game, but have had players missing due to sickness. He knows they’ll get challenged by a Central team coming off their first win.
Laramie has an edge with their ground attack. They are No. 3 in Class 4A in rushing at 200 yards per game. The Plainsmen are led by senior Baxter Tuggle, who is averaging 125 yards per game and 6.5 yards per carry. He is second in Class 4A in rushing. Seniors Ben Kruzich and Jason Upton are first and fifth, respectively, in Class 4A in defensive points coming into this game.
Cheyenne Central has an edge with their passing attack. The Indians are second in 4A at 203 passing yards per game led by junior QB Dawson Macleary. Nico Vite’ is his favorite target and has 26 catches for 358 yards and three touchdowns. They’ll face a Laramie defense that is No. 2 against the pass and gives up only 78 yards per game through the air.
Overall, LHS has a 12 yards per game better average on offense than Central, but the Indians allow 10 yards less per game than the Plainsmen.
It will be the 134th meeting between the two schools on the gridiron. The game starts at 7 p.m.