Battle of the winless tonight at MCHS
The Moffat County football team is out for revenge on Wyoming this week. After losing its first game to Green River, the Bulldogs hope to avenge the loss against Rawlins.
“We’re looking for a much different result in this game against a Wyoming team,” said head coach Kip Hafey.
“We’re starting to gel and this might be the week that things come together.”
The Outlaws and Bulldogs have much in common going into the showdown. Both teams are 0-2, under first year coaches, and trying to rebuild from tough seasons last year.
A difference in the teams is the progress from game to game. The Bulldogs offense stacked up more than 350 years of offense in their second game against Cedaredge while the Outlaws have yet to score this season, losing 68-0 and 67-0.
“The loss against Cedaredge was something we could actually feel good about,” said senior offensive lineman Trevor Sloan.
“After the game in the locker room we told each other we had nothing to hang our heads about. I think we’ll be ready to get that first ‘w’ on Friday.”
Outlaws head coach Ted Schulz inherited a young football team when he moved to Wyoming from South Dakota. He has two freshmen starters on the team and five starting seniors, the 37 other players are either juniors or sophomores.
“We have some great leadership from our seniors,” he said. “Most of our talent is in the future of the team.”
The Outlaws are in Class 4A in Wyoming, whereas Green River was a class 5A school. The team’s record last year was 1-7. Coach Schulz attributed the record to small numbers and the lack of an off-season program.
“The numbers have really been down the past couple of years,” Schulz said. “In order to build we need to have more numbers and stronger athletes.”
Hafey said he is looking forward to the showdown after watching his team from last week.
“We had a great showing last week,” Hafey said.
“We’ll give the hometown crowd something to cheer about Friday night.”
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