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Cody, Mountain View take home Wyoming state football titles

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LARAMIE, WYO. – Cody and Mountain View were crowned Friday state champions on the first day of the Wyoming state football championships.

The Broncs of Cody, Wyo., used the bend-but-don’t-break philosophy as they shutout Torrington to win their fifth state championship and first since 2014.

Torrington dominated the box score of the 3A title game. The Trailblazers racked up 22 first downs, gained 344 yards and nearly doubled up Cody in time of possession but the result on the scoreboard is all that mattered for the Broncs.

The two teams played to a scoreless tie in the first quarter and Cody only led 7-0 at the half after scoring a rushing touchdown in the second quarter.

The Bronc offense finally found a big play early in the third quarter. Jordan Wasia connected with Jared Grenz on a 79-yard bomb and Cody grabbed a 14-0 advantage.

The Cody defense stood tall in the fourth quarter. Torrington was knocking on the touchdown door when Beaudrie stepped in front of a Breyden Bivens pass and took it all the way to the house for a 96 yard pick six.

That gave the Broncs a 20-0 advantage and that’s exactly how it would end.

Wasia was the hero on offense. The quarterback only completed 4 passes, but he made them count. Wasia passed for 153 yards on those four completions and led Cody in rushing with 55 yards on the ground as the Broncs won the Class 3A title.

Mountain View captured the Class 2A title by overcoming a 21-7 deficit to shock Glenrock 35-28.

This game featured two very different styles of play. Mountain View used a balanced offensive attack, while Glenrock was all ground and pound.

The Buffaloes threw for 317 yards and ran for 126 while the Herders exploded for 376 yards rushing and zero yards passing. That’s right, the Herders only threw one pass in the entire game and that was on the game’s final play.

In the first half, it didn’t look like they would have to throw to win. The Herders plan coming in was to turn around and hand it off to Tucker Bopp and it worked to perfection early. The running back blasted off an 80-yard touchdown run to open the scoring and added a 44-yarder to open the second quarter as Glenrock ran out to a 28-14 halftime lead.

Whatever was said in the Mountain View locker room during the break must have worked. The defense came out and pitched a shutout while quarterback Kimball Madsen provided the fireworks.

Madsen ran for scores of of 6 and 1 yard to tie the game at 28 and then threw a 13 yard strike to Braeden Walk for the game winner with 7 seconds to play.

Madsen led the Buffaloes in the air and on the ground with 212 yards passing and 114 yards rushing. Walk proved to be a dual threat himself, with 105 yards passing and 118 yards receiving.

Bopp was a one man wrecking crew for the Herders as he rushed for 310 yards in the loss.

The Wyoming football championships continue Saturday in Laramie.

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