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Class 4A

TODAY: Laramie at Gillette, 7 p.m.

LAST WEEK: The Plainsmen traveled to Rock Springs and returned home with a 40-7 loss; the Camels lost 47-28 at Natrona County for their 21st consecutive loss.

LAST TIME: Laramie shut out Gillette 50-0 last season for their second win in a row in the series. The Camels had won 16 consecutive games against the Plainsmen (1997-2016). ... Laramie leads the all-time series 21-20, but hasn't won three in a row since 1987-89.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Some semblance of defense. Gillette is allowing a 4A-worst 528.5 yards per game, but the Camels did outscore NC 28-13 after falling behind 34-0. Laramie is better statistically (371.5 ypg), but the Plainsmen have had the easier schedule.

Class 3A

TODAY: Powell at Lander, 7 p.m.

LAST WEEK: The Panthers improved to 2-0 with a 24-7 home victory over Worland; the Tigers defeated Green River 10-7 in their season opener.

LAST TIME: Lander defeated Powell 28-26 last season to snap a four-game losing streak to the Panthers. ... Powell leads the all-time series 38-28, including a 5-0 mark in the playoffs.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: The line of scrimmage. Lander allowed 15 tackles for loss in its win over Green River and rushed for just 50 yards on 33 carries. The Tigers need to try to find some running room against a Powell team that held Worland to 62 rushing yards last week.

Inter-class

TODAY: Wheatland at Upton-Sundance, 6 p.m.

LAST WEEK: The Bulldogs defeated Newcastle 41-20 in their season opener; the Patriots improved to 2-0 with a 31-14 rout of Lusk.

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LAST TIME: Upton-Sundance won 44-24 at Wheatland in the only meeting between the teams. ... The Patriots are 6-1 all-time against 2A teams.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: The secondary. Wheatland and Upton-Sundance lead their respective classifications in passing yards per game, so expect the defensive backs to be tested. U-S allowed just 28 passing yards last week against Lusk, so maybe the Patriots are up for the challenge.

Class 1A/11-man

TODAY: Tongue River at Lusk, 6 p.m.

LAST WEEK: The Eagles got a season-opening 33-8 win over 2A Moorcroft; the Tigers lost 31-14 at Upton-Sundance.

LAST TIME: Lusk defeated Tongue River 26-12 last season. ... The Tigers have won two in a row and five of six against the Eagles. ... Lusk leads the all-time series 8-3.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Ball security. Tongue River was the only 1A/11-man team to not commit a turnover last week. If the Eagles can take care of the ball against the Tigers they have a chance to pull off the upset.

Class 1A/6-man

TODAY: Riverside at Dubois, 2 p.m.

LAST WEEK: The Rebels routed NSI Academy 72-34 to open their season; the Rams snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 70-10 dismantling of Midwest.

LAST TIME: Riverside defeated Dubois 75-22 last season and leads the all-time series 10-4. ... Prior to the Rams winning in 2010 and '16 the Rebels had won five in a row.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Offense. It's 6-man football, what else would you watch for? The 72 points put up by the Rebels were the most they had scored since going for 75 against Dubois last year. The Rams, meanwhile, hadn't reached 70 points since the final game of the 2017 season.

-- Series histories courtesy of wyoming-football.com

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Jack Nowlin returned to the Star-Tribune in 2007 after eight years covering Michigan State University athletics. A Wyoming native, and a graduate of Jeffrey City High School and the University of Wyoming, Jack serves as the Star-Tribune’s sports editor.

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