Broncs beat Douglas Bearcats to advance to State Championship

DOUGLAS, Wyo. — The Jackson Broncs sealed their fate to state with a 21-14 victory over the Douglas Bearcats on Friday, Nov. 6 in the class 3A semifinal game. The last time the Broncs went to state was in 2007 and they returned home with the title.

The Jackson Broncs walked on the field, ready to win on Friday. The game kicked off at noon at Douglas. The Bearcats took an early lead, but the Broncs answered back with a 35-yard touchdown pass from QB Sadler Smith, to Henry Hershock. Hershock also grabbed another pass for a gain of 11-yards.

Colter Dawson gained the lead for Jackson with a 33-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Sam Lopeman, intercepted a Douglas pass, helping the team gain momentum. Jackson also recovered a fumble by Douglas, furthering their confidence.

Brody Hasenack scored the game-winning touchdown with a 7-yard touchdown run with 46 seconds remaining. The #2 Jackson Broncs will take on #1 Cody Broncs on Saturday, Nov. 14, at noon, for the State Championship title.

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.

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