Thursday evening, following a full-house dinner capped off with a season of football game highlights on the big screen, it was Bronc football award night in the auditorium at Sheridan High School. Toward the end of the awards assistant football coaches Michael McGuire, Darin Gilbertson, Jared Petrino, Jeff Mowry, D.J. Dearcorn and Kevin Rizer presented Head Coach Don Julian with this surprise.
The Wyoming Coaches Association has named Sheridan's Don Julian the Class 4A Coach of the Year. His name and that of Cheyenne East's Chad Goff are on the ballot for Wyoming Coach of the Year - the results of that ballot will be counted on December 6th.
After the Sheridan Broncs went 11-1 and won the 4A State Football title the post season honors keep rolling in. The players shown here have been named to the All-State and All-Conference list with three also being named as Players of the Year. In addition to these ten, Kevin Bakkehaug, Casey Carlton and Hayden Legerski were also named to the All-Conference list.
The faithful and reliable signage at Perkins Restaurant and those in the vehicle windows of cars in the Sheridan High School parking lot on Monday morning say it all, "State Champs!" Some of the vehicle signs show the ravages of driving 300+ miles back from Laramie, many via Cheyenne, in extremely high wind and blowing snow conditions.
Our hats go off to the outstanding crew of Sheridan County School District No. 2 drivers who braved the elements and safely transported the Championship Football team, band and pep supporters to and from Laramie. Six buses made the roundtrip that included a detour through Cheyenne - a departure from the normal route through Medicine Bow on the way home.
Sheridan fans filled the grandstand last Friday at Scott Field for the playoff game against Campbell County. Now let's fill the stadium at the University of Wyoming for the 4A State Championship Football game on Saturday at 4:00 pm. - the Sheridan Broncs will be taking on the Cheyenne East Thunderbirds.
Bronc Seniors Jordan Roberts and Aaron Gray lead the Broncs onto Scott Field for their last home game of the 2011 season to take on the Campbell County Camels Friday night. The winner advances to the 2011 State Championship game in Laramie next week.