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By Mark Dykes

Football players at home Friday


August 31, 2017

On Saturday, the Hot Springs County High School football team travelled to Cody for a scrimmage, and Coach Matt PcPhie said the boys played exceptionally well.

The scrimmage was more of a “round robin” setting, McPhie explained, with no real scoreboard, and the Bobcats played games against Cody, Wind River and Worland.

McPhie said from a coaching standpoint he was very impressed with the level of willingness of the boys to compete and get after it, and he is proud of what they are doing. Senior Austin Weaver, he said, has been doing great on both sides, and junior Jeffrey Van Antwerp has done great playing at a high level on defense.

It’s a new system for the boys, McPhie said, and the team will look differently offensively and defensively from last year. Also, the entire coaching staff has been overhauled and he feels like he has an excellent group of men helping him out on the field. There’s still a bit to go with cleaning up assignments, McPhie said, and getting the full plan together.

The boys are super excited to take to the field this Friday against Shoshoni, and it’s great that we get a home game as our first. McPhie’s also excited about the environment, as this can be seen as something of a “rivalry” game due to the short distance between the two towns; that distance also means many of the players know each other.

The Bobcats, McPhie said, are ready to get out there and do battle on the field. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.


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