Sheridan lived up to its No. 1 ranking Friday.

The Broncs scored on their opening drive and never let the Kelly Walsh offense find a rhythm in pitching a 30-7 Class 4A victory at Homer Scott Field.

Sheridan (5-0), the two-time defending state champions, kept the Trojans without a first down until midway through the second quarter.

The Broncs took the opening kickoff and marched down the field with Parker Christensen finding the end zone from 1 yard out to open the scoring. Sheridan made it 9-0 late in the first quarter when it sacked Kelly Walsh quarterback Caige McComb in the end zone.

Kyle Custis scored on a 6-yard run with 4 minutes, 11 seconds to play in the first half for a 16-0 Sheridan lead.

The Trojans put together a solid drive on their ensuing possession, but Christensen forced a fumble and the Broncs kept the halftime shutout intact.

Kelly Walsh (3-2) moved into Sheridan territory midway through the third, but Sheridan forced another fumble to end the threat.

The Broncs put the game away in the fourth quarter as quarterback Aaron Woodward scored on a 9-yard run and Christensen added another TD on a 26-yard burst up the middle.

Kelly Walsh avoided the shutout when McComb connected with senior tight end Taylor Maese for a 16-yard touchdown.

The Trojans host Cheyenne Central, a 23-13 loser to Laramie on Friday, next weekend while Sheridan hosts winless Cheyenne South.


Jack Nowlin is sports editor of the Star-Tribune.

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