Story and photos by Ann Jantz, wyo4news.com
Rock Springs, Wyoming — The Rock Springs Tigers football players redeemed themselves from last weekend’s defeat at Sheridan’s hands, by soundly defeating the Laramie Plainsmen 40-7.
The Tigers dominated the first half of the first home game Friday evening in Tiger Stadium, with a touchdown midway into the first quarter. Quarterback Seth Hymas showed focus and offered leadership to his team, starting with that first pass for a touchdown with 4:20 left in the quarter.
After a successful field goal, the Tigers held on to end the quarter up 7-0.
Just 6 minutes into the second quarter, Hymas connected again for a touchdown. The field goal was good, bringing the score to 14-0.
Tiger Chase Petty followed that up quickly by running the ball in for another touchdown with 6:07 left on the clock. The score was 21-0 after another successful field goal.
Barely two minutes later, Tiger Favor Okere intercepted a Plainsmen pass. This set the Tigers up for another touchdown by Reese with a scant 46 seconds left in the half. The field goal did not find its mark, and the players headed into halftime with Tigers up 27-0.
The Plainsmen came out of halftime with renewed vigor. Pushing down the field, Laramie ended up scoring its only touchdown of the game with 1:42 left in the third quarter, bringing the score to 27-7 after the field goal attempt passed the uprights.
Rock Springs found its stride again in the fourth quarter, scoring two more times, at 9:45 and again at 7:06. The two teams struggled up and down the field after this, with neither team scoring again.
This win brings the Tigers 1-1 on the season. They next face Cheyenne Central at home next Friday.
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