Natrona Uses Punishing Ground Game to Beat Rock Springs
Casper-Natrona has found some major traction lately as they improved to 5-1 with a 34-13 home win over Rock Springs on Friday night. NC got a big contribution from their special teams in the first quarter with a blocked field goal attempt with a scoop and scoot from Beau Russell that covered 59 yards for a touchdown so NC led 7-0.
Natrona also won the physical battle as they ran an outstanding night running the football. Quarterback Wyatt Powell capped a long drive engineered by the running attack with a 1-yard score to increase the Mustang lead to 14. Rock Springs did answer with a touchdown of their own with Michael Faigl throwing to Saben Carlsen for a TD that went for 39 yards so the Tigers got back into the game, trailing 14-7 at that time and trailed 17-7 at the halftime break.
In the 3rd quarter, Powell turned in an 11-yard run for a touchdown to extend the lead to 24-7 and scored again in the 3rd on a 7-yard run to bump the Mustang's lead to 31-7. Powell had 160 yards rushing for the night. NC is right in the hunt for a home playoff game and will be on the road this week in Gillette to take on Campbell County. It's been a rough season for the Tigers who advanced to the 4A title game a year ago. They're 1-5 and they have a road game on Friday at Cheyenne South.
Be sure to take a look at some stellar pics of this game on Friday in Casper thanks to Libby Ngo. Those can be found in our gallery below. Enjoy!
Natrona County Vs. Rock Springs Football