SHERIDAN — After every Friday night contest, the Sheridan High School football team plays another game in its huddle at midfield. The Broncs participate in “put-up” where players will point out teammates that performed well.
Plenty of hands were raised following the Campbell County game, so many that head coach Jeff Mowry couldn’t address them all.
“We do it as a reminder that we do a lot of good things in the game, and we want each other finding each other’s positives we do,” head coach Jeff Mowry said. “There were a lot them tonight. Anytime we can get a win on a Friday night in 4A football it’s a good thing.”
The Broncs won their third in a row, dominating the winless Camels 54-8 to improve to 5-2 on the season.
Friday night marked Sheridan’s homecoming, and with that came a firework show at halftime. The display may have lasted a bit longer if the Broncs hadn’t scored so much in the first 24 minutes of game time.
Sheridan found the end zone on every possession of the first half and did it both via passing and rushing.
The Broncs recorded seven first-half touchdowns, four on the ground and three more through the air.
Running backs Parker Christensen, Garrett Coon and Quinn Heyneman each tallied one score and quarterback Jacob Boint also scampered in for a touchdown. Boint spread the love around, finding wide receivers Toby Jacobs, Trent Taylor and Josh Ahrens, for three more scores, each stretching more than 15 yards apiece.
“I liked our wide receiver play,” Ahrens said. “We have four Xs, and we were rotating every two series and it was good because, while we could all start, it’s really good to get everyone in.”
Coming into this week Mowry wanted Boint and his cast of receivers to make more of an imprint on the game, and while the contest never hung in the balance Friday, Mowry walked away pleased with many of his skill positional players.
“I did like our passing game,” Mowry said. “We saw some different coverages tonight. We saw some two-high safety that we are not used to, and we called a play where we usually throw it to the running back, and our quarterback made the right read and thew to Trent on the outside because the corner sat. So things like that, it was good to see [Boint] seeing different coverages and being able to read it.”
Boint finished 9-for-10 for 151 yards, and Christensen ran for 75 yards on just five carries. The Broncs gained 447 yards of total offense as the first team only participated in the first half.
Sheridan’s defense showcased it’s normal stout self. Campbell County went three-and-out on their first five possessions and only logged one first down in the first half. The Camels completed the game with 109 yards of total offense and scoring just their third touchdown of the season, which came against the Broncs’ second-string defense late in the third quarter.
“Our defense really played physical,” Mowry said. “Their level was good. They were playing low. They were using their hands and using their technique, which we’ve got to continue to get better at.”
The Broncs stay home and host 4-3 Laramie next week in a game that could have playoff seeding implications.
Campbell County 0 0 8 0 — 8
Sheridan 21 26 7 0 — 54