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Wranglers Rushing. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
Wranglers Rushing
The Wranglers had success running the ball early in the game. Here Neal Nelson (34) avoids a tackle by Parker Greenwod (21).

Wet Ball. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
Wet Ball
The wet ball resulted in 23 fumbles in the game. Here Puncher Brett Moffat (15) fumbles a handoff to Parker Greenwood (21) in the first quarter.

Neal Nelson. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
Neal Nelson
Neal Nelson (34) ran for 17 yards in the Wrangler's first three drives.
Big Piney 32 - Pinedale 0
High School Football
by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online!
September 16, 2006

The Pinedale Wranglers hosted their cross-county rivals the Big Piney Punchers for a homecoming football game on Friday, September 15, 2006. "Wet" best describes the action. The field was soaked from two days of rain and it rained most of the game. Maybe the more accurate score is Big Piney 12 Pinedale 11. That is how many fumbles each team had with a very slippery football.

Pinedale came out aggressive and controlled the first quarter and half of the second. They had some success running the ball with a couple good drives, but both were stopped by mistakes. On the other side, Big Piney was unable to get any offense going due to several fumbles, a wet field, and an aggressive Pinedale defense.

The momentum shifted quickly with seven minutes remaining in the 2nd quarter when Brett Moffat connected with Nick Mackie for a 33-yard touchdown pass on 4th down. That was the only pass the Punchers completed all day. After stopping the Wranglers in four downs, the Punchers drove 66 yards and scored again on a 3-yard run by Seth Linn.

The Wranglers fumbled the following kickoff giving the ball right back to Big Piney. On 2nd down Brett Moffat ran 18 yards for another touchdown. In a little over five minutes the Punchers had built a 19-0 half-time lead.

In the second half a strong Puncher run game, stiff Puncher defense, and turnovers kept the Wranglers from making a comeback. The Wranglers lost four fumbles, had two interceptions and two blocked punts. Turnovers led to 26 of the Puncher's 32 points. With only two minutes gone in the 3rd quarter, Parker Greenwood ran 23 yards on the first play after a blocked punt pushing the lead to 26-0.

With five minutes left in the 3rd quarter, Brett Moffat ran 19 yards for the Puncher's final touchdown on the first play after a Wrangler fumble. The Punchers lost four fumbles and had one interception, but the Wranglers were not able to take advantage.

Pinedale (0-3) hosts Kemmerer (2-1) next Saturday, September 23 at 1:00 pm. Big Piney (2-1) travels to Rawlins (0-3) next Friday, September 22 at 7:00 pm.

Photos by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online!



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  • Wet Field. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Wet Field
    Puncher Seth Linn (30) slides in standing water making a tackle on the sideline.

    Wrangler Pass. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Wrangler Pass
    Wrangler Dylan Nelson (23) waits for a pass while guarded by Punchers Drew Guenthner (20) and Gary Phillips (11).

    Kevin Jaquez. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Kevin Jaquez
    Wrangler power runner Kevin Jaquez (41) had 25 yards rushing in the game.

    Soggy but Smiling. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Soggy but Smiling
    The Wrangler Cheerleaders had plenty of spirit, despite the rain.

    Puncher Defense. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Puncher Defense
    Punchers Trevor Wilson (61) and Chase Raza (75) trap Wrangler Conor Raney (12) in the backfield for a loss.

    Quarterback Conor Raney. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Quarterback Conor Raney
    With protection from Zachary Egle (61), Lucas Egle (62) and Scott Jackson (65), Wrangler Conor Raney (12) gets off another pass.

    Scamble Punt. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Scamble Punt
    A high snap forced Wrangler punter Kevin Jaquez (41) to scramble to get a punt off just as he is hit by Puncher Gary Phillips (11). The punt went straight up and the Punchers scored their first touchdown four plays later.

    Kickoff Return. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Kickoff Return
    Wrangler Joe Steege (22) had several good kick returns. Here he trys to avoid Punchers Gary Phillips (11), Jay Van Wagoner (12) and Trevor Wilson (61).

    Pass Rush. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Pass Rush
    Puncher Brady Parks (53) gets a hand in Wrangler Conor Raney's (12) face to cause an incomplete pass.

    Seth Linn. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Seth Linn
    Seth Linn (30) had 45 yards rushing on the Puncher's second touchdown drive of 66 yards.

    Parker Greenwood. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Parker Greenwood
    Parker Greenwood (21) avoids Wrangler Joe Steege (22) to gain five yards and a Puncher 1st down.

    Puncher Pressure. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Puncher Pressure
    Punchers Brady Parks(53) and Taylor Mocieka (74) catch Wrangler quarterback Conor Raney (12) for a loss.

    Shell Shocked. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Shell Shocked
    After playing strong the first 17 minutes, and then falling 19-0 in just 5 minutes, Wrangler Coach Steege regroups his players during a time out.

    Interception. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Interception
    Puncher Chris Manning (63) intercepted a pass with 50 seconds remaining in the half and returned it to the Wrangler 12-yard line.

    Wrangler Pressure. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Wrangler Pressure
    Wrangler Eric Wells (79) hits Puncher quarterback Brett Moffat (15) causing and incomplete pass. The Punchers missed a field goal leaving the score 19-0 at halftime.

    Crack the Whip. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Crack the Whip
    Pinedale students played crack-the-whip on the field at halftime.

    Pinedale Cheerleaders. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Pinedale Cheerleaders
    The Pinedale Wrangler cheerleaders entertained the crowd during haftime.

    Blocked Punt. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Blocked Punt
    Punchers Brett Moffat (15) and John Colton (73) blocked a punt only two minutes into the second half, leading to a Parker Greenwood 23-yard touchdown run on the next play.

    Wrangler Rushing. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Wrangler Rushing
    Wrangler Santiago Aguirre (24) gained four yards before being tackled by Puncher Brady Parks (53).

    Joe Steege. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Joe Steege
    Wrangler Joe Steege (22), here guarded by Puncher Drew Guenthner (20), caught several passes for good gain in the second half.

    Final Touchdown. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Final Touchdown
    With blocking from Nick Mackie (80) and Trevor Wilson (61), Brett Moffat scored the Puncher's final touchdown on a 19-yard run the first play after a Wrangler fumble.

    Extra Point. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Extra Point
    Puncher Oscar Delgado (42)made one of two extra point attemps in the second half with Brett Moffat (15) holding the ball.

    Two hands. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Two hands
    Puncher Brett Moffat (15) uses both hands to hang on to the wet football. Wranglers Nick Jaquez (8), Kodi Grove (67) and Scott Jackson (65) close in for the tackle.

    Forced Fumble. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Forced Fumble
    Wrangler Kodi Grove (67) tackles Puncher Brett Moffat (15), causing a fumble. Wrangler Eric Wells (79) was able to recover the ball before Punchers Parker Greenwood (21) and Josh Eiden (88) could.

    Play Correction. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Play Correction
    Wrangler Conor Raney (12) calls a correction to a wideout lined up in the wrong place.

    Interception. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Interception
    Puncher Parker Greenwood (21) intercepts a pass along the Wrangler sideline in the 4th quarter.

    Puncher Pass Pressure. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Puncher Pass Pressure
    Zak Redden (71) and the Punchers put pressure on quarterback Conor Raney (12) in the second half when the Wranglers were forced to throw more to catch up.

    Handfull. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Handfull
    Puncher Jake Berry (65) pulls down Wrangler Joe Steege (22) by his jersey for no gain late in the 4th quarter.

    Punt. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Punt
    Wrangler Kevin Jaquez (41) punted the ball seven times during the game. On this last punt the Punchers fumbled, giving the ball back to the Wranglers.

    Sportsmanship. Photo by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online.
    Sportsmanship
    After the game, the rivals congratulate each other on another good effort.
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