Team Wyoming will look to continue its success against its counterparts from Nebraska when the eighth Six-Man Shootout between the neighboring states kicks off Saturday in Chadron, Nebraska.
Wyoming leads the shootout 4-3, including a 16-14 victory last year.
Farson, which defeated Burlington to win the Class 1A/6-man state championship in November, has six players on this year’s team: Lain Mitchelson, Clancy Gines, Michael Gribowskas, Cortland Barker, Cody Sloan and Hagan Jones.
Gribowskas was a late addition to the team to replace Kaycee’s Hunter Rouse, who has a prior obligation. In addition, St. Stephens coach Billy Brost will replace Kaycee’s Tony Rouse as an assistant coach. Farson’s Marvin Applequist will serve as the team’s head coach.
Other members of the Wyoming team are: Burlington’s Jacob Cook, Hanna’s Tyler Goodro, Hulett’s Ethan Dykes, St. Stephens’ Vincent Brown and Robert Hernandez, Guernsey’s Dylan Rose and Austin Albrecht, Snake River’s Thomas Duncan, Meeteetse’s Kirwin Johnson and Nick Anderson and Midwest’s Kaleb Smith.
Rose rushed for a state-best 2,121 yards and 35 touchdowns for the Vikings last year. Combined with Mitchelson (1,885 yards and 28 TDs), Gines (1,388 and 29 TDs) and Johnson (1,359 and 18 TDs) the Wyoming team will have one of its strongest rushing attacks in the series’ history.
Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at Chadron State College.