SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School football team snapped its two-game skid in Casper Friday. The Broncs dominated Kelly Walsh 30-3 to improve to 3-2 on the season.
Sheridan welcomed back running back Parker Christensen from an injury that sidelined him in the home loss to Thunder Basin last week. He boasted 91 rush yards on 11 carries Friday and added a 76-yard touchdown off a screen pass that ballooned Sheridan’s lead to 23-0 early in the third quarter.
“Any time you can have him on the field, it’s good for us,” Sheridan head coach Jeff Mowry said. “Offensively and defensively, it’s good for us.”
The Broncs defense didn’t let Kelly Walsh do much of anything Friday night.
Brock Spiegelberg, the leading rusher in 4A, got knocked out in the first half, and that affected the Trojans’ game plan but shouldn’t take away from Sheridan’s stoutness up front.
“He’d been averaging 35 carries per game, and you get about 65 plays on offense in a game, so he’d been totting the ball over 50 percent of the plays for them,” Mowry said. “So when he goes out it affected their team’s identity, but they have good runners to back him up. There just weren’t many places to run tonight for them.”
Kelly Walsh finished with just 31 rushing yards to go alongside 128 yards through the air. Sheridan had tremendous balance with 210 rushing yards and 199 passing yards.
Josh Ahrens reeled in Sheridan’s first touchdown late in the first half that made it a 16-0 game. Garrett Coon capped the Broncs’ offensive output with a rushing touchdown in the second half.
Sheridan stays on the road and travels to Cheyenne South next week.