By Rob Everingham
Class C wrapped up its regular season last Wednesday due to MEA conferences during the weekend.
The J-I Rams finished its season with a win as they trounced Brady, 27-2.
Neither team got on the board in the first quarter, but the Rams scored twice in the second. The first score was a one-yard run by Curt Lineweaver. Lineweaver also ran in the extra point.
J-Is second touchdown of the quarter came as Lineweaver again ran the ball in, this time from 20 yards away. The pass failed on the extra point, putting J-I up 13-0 at halftime.
In the second, Brady scored as a J-I punt was hiked out of the end zone, resulting in a safety. J-I then scored as Jeremy May intercepted a Bulldog pass on the five-yard line, and returned it 75 yards for the touchdown. Lineweaver again ran for the extra point.
The Rams final touchdown was an 18-yard pass from Jeremiah Johnson to Curtis May. Lineweaver made good on his third extra point of the game.
Chester faced the Browning JV, after Box Elder forfeited, drilled them, 58-6.
The Coyotes scored 30 points in the first quarter. Jeff Graham got things started right, as he ran back the opening kickoff 75 yards for the touchdown.
Sean Weinert then caught a five-yard Graham pass for the next score. Graham then hooked up with Zeb Engstrom. Chesters final touchdown of the first quarter came as Brad Oraw ran the ball in from 29 yards away.
The Coyotes scored two more times in the second quarter, as Brian Schlepp caught a one-yard pass from Graham. Graham then hooked up with Engstrom on a 78-yard scoring strike. At the half, the Coyotes led the Indians, 44-0.
Chester scored just once in the third quarter, as Graham found Schlepp on a five-yard pass play. Brownings only touchdown came in the fourth quarter. The Coyotes answered the quickest way possible, as Wienert took the kickoff, and returned it 90 yards for the touchdown.
Big Sandy blasted Hays-Lodgepole on Wednesday, 44-6.
The Pioneers scored once in the first quarter as Mace Mangold took the opening kick off and returned it 75 yards for the score. Big Sandys second quarter score came as Daniel Weaver ran the ball in from four yards away. At the half the Pioneers led, 14-0.
Weaver again found the end zone, this time in the third quarter, and from just one yard out.
It was again Weaver as he scored the first touchdown of the fourth quarter on a 12-yard run. The Thunderbirds then put their only points on the board, as Casey Martin broke one for 65 yards. Mangold kept up his threat as he returned the ensuing kickoff 75 yards for the score. The Pioneers final touchdown came as Todd Larson caught a 15-yard pass from Aaron Myers.
Big Sandy head coach Scott Chauvet said it was a big win for his team in the fact that it clinched a playoff spot for them.
The last time Big Sandy was in the Class C football playoffs was at least four or five years, Chauvet said.
This is Chauvets first year as the head coach, and, he said, it is a very rewarding experience. He said all the work in the off-season really seemed to pay off in the final two games of the season.
By putting that time in we were rewarded, Chauvet said.
The Pioneers get the unenviable task of facing top-ranked Centerville in the first round of the playoffs.
Chauvet said they have reached their goal this season of making the playoffs, and anything after that is just icing on the cake.
All Chauvet said he can hope for is that they play strong and take it one quarter at a time and hopefully be around in the fourth.
Anything is possible, Chauvet said, and it is a steep hill to climb.