East and Central Renew Grid-Iron Rivalry [AUDIO]

by Keith Kelley–3 Oct ’14

Cheyenne East and Cheyenne Central hit the Okie Blanchard turf this (Friday) evening, in the 65th meeting of the Capital Bowl.  The fourth-ranked Thunderbirds have been an up and down team, and a little beat up in the first half of the season.  Head coach Chad Goff says that senior Tevis Bartlett, who was injured two weeks ago against Sheridan, and missed last week’s game against Kelly Walsh due to and illness, will be good to go on both sides of the ball this evening.  As far as defending Central, Goff says they really have to do a good job of disrupting the timing of the Indians passing game, which has gained momentum during a two-game winning streak.

Central, as mentioned above, has won two straight heading into the crosstown showdown with East.  But it’s been a while since they’ve been able to knock off the T-birds, as East has won five straight in the series, including back-to-back playoff wins.  With Bartlett apparently full strength for the game, Central head coach Drew Severn says they have to know where number-seven is at all times.

Kickoff this evening at Okie Blanchard Stadium is set for 6 pm.  You can catch all the action on AM 1240 KFBC, or right here on this website, beginnning at 5:30.

Cheyenne South (1-4)  at Laramie (2-3)

The South Bison will hit the road tonight, as they visit Laramie.  This is a big game for the Bison, as they need another win or two to assure themselves of a first ever trip to the postseason.  Kickoff is set for 7 pm at Deti Stadium.