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Broncs shake off slow start, top Evanston 35-14

SHERIDAN — Sheridan improved to 3-0 with a 35-14 win Friday night in Evanston.
“It was frustrating; we’re really good at times and not so good at times,” head coach Don Julian said. “We’ve used three games to kind of work ourselves out of that, but we’re going to continue to stress the things we need to stress: penalties, turnovers, overcoming adversity.”

“All that being said, we’re happy because these kids keep finding a way to win and that’s the sign of a good team. “We’re happy that we made this trip and we’re heading home victorious.”

Sheridan fell behind 7-0 before Daniel Sessions scored from four yards out.

The Broncs and Red Devils traded fumbles early before Evanston got on the board first. The Broncs would shake off the bus ride and score on a Dan Sessions four-yard run to tie.

Kameron Eckard hit Joe Shassetz inside the Evanston 10-yard line to set up another Sessions score. Shassetz caught a touchdown pass from Eckard to make things 21-7 with a minute to go in the first half.

Colbey Bruney scored with five minutes left in the fourth quarter from two yards out to make things 28-14, and Evan Coon ran in Sheridan’s final score from five yards out.

In the end, Sheridan’s defense has been the consistent piece so far this season.

“I think our defense continues to play well,” Julian said. “They really only gave up one touchdown, the other on was us not being able to field a snap and giving them a short field. All in all they continue to be solid, and continue to be that’s a bright spot for us. And they’re going to keep getting better.”

That’s what the team will take into a week of practice leading up to a home matchup with a formidable Cheyenne East squad.

“We think we’ve got a really good team coming to town in Cheyenne East,” he admitted. East had a 3OT win over Natrona last week and beat Cheyenne South 35-0 Friday. Both East and SHS are 3-0.

“They’re very solid and they bring a really challenge with a good quarterback and good speed on the outside, just a lot to defend.

“We’ll learn a lot about ourselves, where were at in that next echelon of teams,” he added. “We’ve had a favorable schedule through the first three weeks and that’s been a good learning experience, but we get into the meat of our schedule now.
Sheridan hosts East at 6 p.m. Friday.

Team totals: SHS 217 rushing, 201 passing, 418 total. Evanston: 124 rushing on 35 carries and 10-31 for 141 yards passing.

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