Broncs Host Warriors in First Round of the Playoffs
Written by Cole Havens on October 30, 2020
Playoff Football in Wyoming has arrived. For the Cody Broncs they have captured the number 1 seed and home field advantage throughout the postseason. If they can puch their ticket to the State Championship game that contest will be played in Cody. In oreder for the Broncs to achieve all their goal, though, they must prove their mettle on the gridiron beginning tongith. The Broncs concluded the 2020 regular season with a 7-1 overall record, 4-1 in league play and get set to host the Worland Warriors in the first round of the playoffs. Today, a look at that match-up from several Bronc players. A big reason for the Broncs success this year has been the play of the O & D-lines. Jace Grant is just a sophomore, has been one of the anchors of the line all season and talks about earning that spot and the entire line’s mindset.
“Starting this year has been a really big honor for me. It’s just really awesome for me to be able to do that. A big thing is hard work for me. For me to be able to start and play on varsity I had to work harder than everybody else. A lot of mindset and trying to get one percent better everyday. We’re not the biggest line but we’ve got a lot of speed and just using that to our advantage helps us up against the big guys a lot.”
Daniel Gorman, another anchor on the line of scrimmage, started off the 2019 campaign strong before hitting a bit of a wall but has returned with a vengeance for his Junior year in 2020. The motto of this years squad has been 86,400, that’s the number of seconds in a day and Daniel talks about living in the moment and his mindset all year.
“Just kind of looking ahead, looking forward. I don’t think we focus on the state or anything. We just focus on the team that we’re playing this week and we just figure out the game-plan and do our best with it. I just think about my seniors. Just think of my coaches who have really treated me well and I think gotta make them proud and just gotta make myself better so I can help my team.”
One of the players that has reaped the benefits of the phenomenal play up front is Senior Quarterback Caleb Pryor. Pryor has helped captain this team to the number 1 seed but isn’t ready to celebrate just yet.
“We just got to keep improving on stuff. I mean, there’s still stuff we can clean up from that Jackson game from last week and we’re not where we need to be at to win a State Championship but we’re getting one step closer every week.”
And Luke Talich has been in and out of the line-up all season but as he approaches 100% healthy Luke is one of the most dynamic players on the field. Luke adds to what makes playing for and with this team so special.
“We’re all just super humble kids. You know, none of us want the, none of us take the main highlight. We all play as a team and we grow from each other. So… we’re just a family. We’ve all just bought into the system. We’re all just playing as a unit again and of course the coaches, they guide us through. We’re just a structure.”
It’s the Cody Broncs vs. the Worland Warriors in the First round of the Playoffs. All that action gets underway today from Spike Vannoy Stadium at 6pm. Join Mac Morey and myself for all the live action on KODI. Pre-game underway at 5:30pm. Full individual interviews of each player can be found at our website.
A couple of notes to pass along from Cody High School: Admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students K-12 (with student I.D.). GATES WILL OPEN AT 5:00 PM. General admission is available for up to 700 additional spectators. Masks are required to enter facility and must be worn when social distancing cannot be maintained. Our goal is to continue to allow Wyoming athletes to complete their season. GO BRONCS!!!
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