BIG HORN — The Big Horn Rams are still the favorite in 2A football.
They may not be the consensus favorite, and a lot could change Friday, but for now the Rams are going about their business.
Second-year coach Michael McGuire takes his squad to Dow Memorial Field Friday in Big Horn not focused on rankings or how last year ended, the last time they were at home.
Losing such a large senior class likely helps.
Big Horn enters 2013 with plenty of unknowns, but one constant: senior Connor McCafferty at quarterback.
Their first opponent, Greybull, put up 52 points last week in their zero week contest against 1A Riverside. For the Rams, they played without a running clock and didn’t keep score in their scrimmage at Lovell. Last year, the Rams went to Greybull week one and won 49-6. That large margin of victory was the case in all but one of Big Horn’s results last season.
Friday will tell if that’s the case this season.
Big Horn and Greybull have met twice recent years to open their season. The Rams won 37-14 in 2010, and the Bison won 7-6 in 2009.
Injuries add to Eagles task
DAYTON — For Tongue River, every week last season was a rebuilding process.
They want that to change this year, carrying a new “don’t feel sorry for us” mentality.
In live action prep football, that’s rarely a problem, and the Eagles will put that to the test Friday when they take the field in week one with their still-young team ravaged by injuries. Senior quarterback Matt Yellowtail is out at least for one more week, and senior lineman Matt Burchell is still working back from a knee injury.
Nine games ended in losses for Tongue River in 2012, and this week may be an opportunity to break the slump when they face 1A Rocky Mountain at 4 p.m. in Dayton.
Their last win came on Sept. 17, 2010, over Moorcroft.