MOUNTAIN VIEW — Speculation on the quality of the Mountain View High School Buffalos football team have already surfaced on some aspects statewide.
Will they or won’t they be in the top slot for the 2018 2A football state championship? Only time will tell.
Schools across the classifications were able to hit the field on Aug. 6 with out pads. Their first practice with pads was Aug. 9.
According to the Wyoming High School Football blog, this year’s 2A competition should prove to be exciting. 2A, according to many coaches in the past, has been the real competition in football statewide with many good teams taking to the field to show their might. With the realignment of the schools’ classification, more toughness has been added to slate as Buffalo was moved from 3A to 2A, and has been credited as another solid program to add to the mix.
Speculation, Mountain View cornered the state championship last year – will they be able to do it again. The team is returning some top-notch players that were extremely impressive last year. Kimball Madsen and Braeden Walk impressed as sophomores and will have this year and one more of eligibility. Last year they split time at quarterback and wide receiver, combining for 1,874 passing yards and 409 receiving yards. The Buffs are considered the favorites, but they will have their work cut out for them.
Glenrock, last year’s runner up, isn’t about to sit idly by and not impress.
The Eagles from Lyman High School had a tough season last year and didn’t make the playoffs at the end of the regular season. LHS head coach Dale Anderson consistently spoke last season about his team’s determination and work ethics during practice, making the team stronger through the season. Speculation, will the team be able to capitalize and turn this into more positive play this year? Lyman’s first game will be Aug. 27, at Farson-Eden.
The Buffalo line puts up a roadblock for the ball to be moved down field in an earlier season on their home turf. COURTESY FILE PHOTO/Del Barnes