SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Eagles survived a trap game against Wyoming Indian High School Friday night in Ethete. The Eagles rolled a struggling Chiefs team in a 68-0 blowout.
While his starters only got eight plays in before they were replaced by the junior varsity squad, Tongue River head coach John Scott said it was a great opportunity for his younger players to get some reps at the varsity level.
“We were able to get a lot of young guys in there, which will help us down the stretch,” Scott said.
Wyoming Indian only had 15 players eligible to play, which was the biggest reason for the blowout, according to Scott.
“I really do have respect for those kids,” Scott said. “They battled hard.”
“We just weren’t matched well,” he added.
The win means the Eagles have earned a 2-0 start to the season. Both games played so far this year were non-conference games.
Tongue River will play a game under the sun instead of under the lights next weekend when they host powerhouse Cokeville in another non-conference matchup on Sept.17 in Dayton. When the two teams played each other last, the Eagles knocked the Panthers out of the 1A quarterfinals.