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Kelly Walsh

The Kelly Walsh offense turned the ball over time and again Friday night and the result was a 14-7 loss at Rock Springs.

The Trojans (2-2 Class 4A) drove to the Tigers 21-yard line on their second possession, but the drive ended when they threw an incomplete pass off a fake field-goal attempt.

Rock Springs (2-2 4A) finally broke the scoreless tie with 8 minutes, 53 seconds left in the first half when Justis Reese connected with Tristan Profaizer for a 15-yard touchdown and a 6-0 lead.

Later in the half Kelly Walsh drove to the Rock Springs 39 but Calvin Jefferies intercepted a Matt Hays pass to end the drive. Coleman Welsh then opened with a 43-yard run and the Tigers went 69 yards in eight plays for a 14-0 lead with 2:08 to play in the half.

Landon Toth capped the drive with a 1-yard run and Nick Faigl caught a pass from Reese for the 2-point conversion.

Kelly Walsh got the ball two more times before the half ended but Hays was picked off twice.

The turnovers continued for the Trojans in the second half, with Damon Longfellow ending one drive midway through the third quarter.

Later in the quarter Kelly Walsh got down to the Rock Springs 11, with Brock Spiegelberg running for 55 yards on four carries on the drive, but came away empty after two incompletions.

The next time the Trojans got the ball they moved to the Rock Springs 4 where they faced a second-and-goal. Following a timeout, Spiegelberg took a pitch from Hays and threw to the end zone, but the Tigers came up with their fifth interception of the night.

Longfellow and Jefferies both had two picks for Rock Springs, with Profaizer grabbing one.

Kelly Walsh finally got on the board with 2:35 to play thanks to back-to-back passes from Hays to Davion McAdam, the second of which covered 21 yards and ended in the end zone to make it 14-7.

The Trojans then tried an onside kick, but Rock Springs recovered and ran out the clock.

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Sports Editor

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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