Wyoming Fall Prep Sports
Written by timanderson on August 18, 2017
Officially, a week after Wyoming’s 4A Classification high school football programs kicked off their practices for the 2017 ledger back on August 7th, each remaining team across the additional quartet of levels in this state truly did so the latest Monday of this week. (Class 3A, 2A, 1A as well as 1A 6-man squads now had the option of actually beginning their workouts on the ninth of this month, but – here locally – the 3A Cody Broncs waited.) The CHS gridders have been drilling twice a day under fifth-year head coach Matt McFadden – they wore full pads originating on Thursday. Those particular Broncs will have a weekend retreat up the South Fork today along with tomorrow, keep practicing throughout next week (school gets underway that coming Tuesday) before they hit their own field August 26th over multi-program jamboree scrimmages (including the fellow 3A West Conference’s cross-Big Horn Basin foe Worland Senior HS Warriors, the basin’s Class 2A Thermopolis Bobcats, and the 1A Wind River HS Cougars of Pavillion) by Wyoming’s Zero Week, then initiate the campaign at home for a non-league faceoff against the 3A East Conference’s Buffalo Bison on September 1st in Week 1.
Cody lost 13 seniors off 2016’s entire 91-player roster freshmen to seniors, the varsity club notching a record of 3-6 altogether (minus Zero Week) along with a 2-3 mark by the West which placed those Broncs fourth among six such groups as well as therefore qualified them for that 3A Classification’s postseason (those Park County archrival Powell Panthers had been league tri-champions beside those Green River Wolves then the eventual back-to-back State champ Star Valley HS Braves from Afton). CHS’ departures featured approximately half-a-dozen first-stringers combined (four on offense, the same amount on defense, along with a pair who went both ways), and a trio who received acclaim after the schedule (each of them All-Conference, including 3A West Lineman of the Year Brennen Blaylock – who was a two-time all-leaguer then First-Team Offensive Line by the All-USA Wyoming Football Team, a duo All-State, one Casper Star-Tribune Super 25 second-teamer, as well as a couple of Shrine Bowl choices). A total of 78 Broncs (about 13 atop the depth chart overall – seven offensively, that number defensively, then one each side; and a quartet who earned postseason accolades – four all-leaguers, one all-stater, along with a CST Super 25 Third-Team prize-winner) could return, as well as anybody new.
As far as the remainder of Cody’s fall athletics: boys and girls golf aside from tennis actually started working out a duo of Mondays ago now plus are already matching up versus opposing kids, though Filly swimming besides volleyball along with boys/girls cross country only kicked off their drills earlier by this week but won’t see action until later in the month.