SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Rams held on to a wild 50-43 win to push them to 2-0 Friday night in Newcastle.
“It’s always nice to get out with a win, the kids and our staff we work hard week in and week out, it wasn’t pretty but we’ll never take a win for granted,” McGuire said. “We’re going to enjoy this one for the night.”
The Rams held on to a back and forth game filled with turnovers, but eventually it came down to their big-play capacity as they blew things open in the third quarter with three touchdowns.
Newcastle led early 8-0 until Big Horn tied 8-8. The Dogies would grab a 15-8 lead before Big Horn secured a 22-15 lead with second quarter scores to go into half.
“It was nip and tuck there for a while,” McGuire said.
The Rams scored two defensive touchdowns off forced fumbles from sophomore Kaleb Rosselot who made his first-ever start at linebacker tonight. Ryan Kobielusz and Colter Carzoli each returned the fumbles for touchdowns.
Newcastle fought back late, and McGuire said that the Rams have to work on closing out games.
“We’ll get better,” he said. “We still got a lot of young guys.”
The Rams host Wright at 1 p.m. Friday.