Number 4 Buffalo Comes To Warrior Stadium
Written by Chance Bond on October 7, 2022
The Worland Warriors first met the Buffalo Bison on the Gridiron 97 years ago on September 26th, 1925.
The two wouldn’t face each other again until 1935 and 1936.
From 1944 until 1954 the two schools met 6 times in a decade.
From 1997 until today they have played each other in football 21 times.
Buffalo and Worland have matched up 29 times.
Worland leads the series by 1 game 15-14.
Wyoming-Football.com has provided the historical information.
Buffalo is 2-3 this season with a 27-8 win over Newcastle in week 1 and a 29-21 win over Lander in week 4.
The Bison losses are to a Loveland Colorado team 14-20, Cody in week 3 in Buffalo, by the score of 13-35, and Douglas last week in Buffalo 17-24.
The Warriors are 3-2 this season with losses to Cody, in Cody, and Douglas, in Douglas.
Worland has wins this season against Powell, who is now 3-2, Green River, and Rawlins.
WyoPrep.com’s media and coaches poll has Buffalo ranked number 4 in Wyoming 3A football.
Worland is unranked.
@WyoPredicts has Buffalo as a 57% winner over Worland tonight.
The Bison are ranked number 2 in Wyoming 3A football in rushing with 239 yards per contest.
A total of 1195 yards on the ground this season, scoring 11 touchdowns with 10 fumbles losing 5 of those.
The Warriors are 11th in rushing, only ahead of Star Valley in that aspect.
Worland averages just under 92 yards per game, and 458 total for the season with 4 touchdowns and 4 fumbles lost.
In the passing game, Buffalo is ranked 10th overall in Wyoming 3A football averaging 64 and a half yards per game, 322 total yards through the air with 2 touchdowns and 4 interceptions.
Through the air, the Warriors are ranked 5th in Wyoming 3A football averaging nearly 180 yards per game and a total on the season of 899 yards with 10 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.
In total Buffalo has the 5th-ranked Offense in Wyoming 3A football with 303.4 yards per game and a total of 1517 yards this season.
The Bison average 20 points per game with 13 touchdowns and 9 turnovers.
Worland is the 9th-ranked offense in Wyoming 3A football with 271.4 yards per game and a total of 1357 yards this season.
The Warriors average nearly 21 points per contest with 14 touchdowns and 7 turnovers.
On the defensive side of the ball, Buffalo is ranked 8th overall giving up nearly 302 yards per game with a total of 1509 yards, 15 touchdowns, and 6 takeaways.
Worland has the 10th-ranked defense allowing 1748 yards this season, 17 touchdowns, and 8 turnovers.
The Bison are +3 in turnovers, the Warriors are -3 in turnovers.
The Bison are led on offense by Junior Quarterback number 16 Eli Patterson who is 25 for 58 passing. Completing 43.1% of his passes for 322 yards 2 touchdowns and 4 interceptions with an 87.3 efficiency rating.
Patterson has 64 rushing attempts for 257 yards and a touchdown and is the team’s 3rd leading rusher.
The Bison’s leading rusher is number 21 Junior Will Hammond with 438 yards and 4 touchdowns, Hammond is the number 2 ranked running back in Wyoming 3A football.
Buffalo also has another top runner in number 8 Senior Dawson Palser who has 323 yards and 4 touchdowns as well.
Leading in receiving is number 5 Senior Blake Bell with 15 catches for 207 yards and 1 touchdown.
The Warriors are led by Senior Quarterback Kade Weber who averages 176 yards per game passing, he is 70 for 111 with a 63.1% completion rate 10 touchdowns with 1 interception, and a QB efficiency rating of 155.9.
Weber leads the team in rushing with 245 yards on 49 attempts and 4 touchdowns.
Worland has two leading receivers with Seniors Brock Douzenis and Court Gonsalez.
Douzenis has 25 catches for 389 yards and 6 touchdowns and a long of 62 yards.
Gonsalez has 27 receptions for 307 yards and a touchdown with a long of 63 yards.
The top defender for the Bison is number 8 Senior Linebacker Dawson Palser with 56 tackles 32 of those solo and 2 tackles for loss. Palser averages 11.2 tackles per game and is Wyoming 3A’s number 5 ranked defender.
Senior Linebacker Blake Bell has 35 tackles for the season averaging 7 tackles per game with 5 tackles for loss.
Senior Defensive End number 60 Brogan Byram has 2 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss. Hazen Camino and Michael Ihnat each have an interception.
The Warriors are led defensively by Senior Linebacker Rugar Mascaro with 51.5 tackles this season averaging 10.3 tackles per game, 27 solo tackles. Rugar is the 3rd ranked defensive player in Wyoming 3A football.
Defensive Back Senior Brock Douzenis has 24 and a half tackles with 3 interceptions 1 returned for a touchdown.
Second, on the team in tackles is Sophomore Linebacker Roman Para with 45 for the season averaging 9 tackles per game. Para has 30 solo tackles, leading the team, and has 2 pass blocks for the season.
The last time these teams played at Warrior Stadium was Kade Webers Quarterback debut coming in at halftime for an injured All-State Quarterback Rudy Sanford.
Kickoff is at 6 pm tonight for the Playing for Hope “Pink Out” game.
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