(Laramie, Wyoming) – Thursday saw the Wyoming Cowboys continue their preparations for a trip to Casper this Saturday where the Pokes will conduct their first scrimmage of 2017 spring practice. Saturday’s scrimmage will be held at 1:00 pm on Cheney Alumni Field at Natrona County High School in Casper. The scrimmage will be free and open to the public.
Thursday’s practice in Laramie was cut a little bit short due to continuing illnesses causing several players to miss practice. But head coach Craig Bohl said the team is looking forward to taking Cowboy Football on the road.
“We’re the University of Wyoming, and we have a large state,” said Bohl. “For us to have an opportunity to take Cowboy football to different parts of our state I think is important. I know our other sports have done that, going to Gillette, Rock Springs, Torrington, Star Valley. We’re another program that is doing that.”
“It was enjoyable for us to go to Cheyenne last year, and for us to go to Casper this year is great. I don’t know if we can go much further than that. When you take a football team on the road it’s like moving an army. But the weather looks good for this weekend, we’re going to roll down the road and we’re excited about it.”
Asked if the recent rash of illnesses on the Cowboy Football team may affect the Cowboys ability to scrimmage this Saturday, Bohl responded, “Come hell or high water, we’re scrimmaging up in Casper. We’d like to get up to 100 plays in Saturday, but that may be limited some. We’re getting hit pretty hard at some positions. We appreciate the guys who are out there, but there are only so many plays a guy can go in a row. We’ve got to be mindful of that, and we have a lot of spring football to go.