Kelly Walsh football thrives with electric home environment

Published: Sep. 8, 2021 at 7:34 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - There was hardly an empty seat at Harry Gelden Stadium last Friday night as the Trojans pulled out all the stops for their home opener.

On the field, the team came away with an impressive 21-13 victory over Cheyenne Central, defending their upset win over the Tribe in last year’s 4A State Playoffs and pushing their record to 2-0 this season. It was the atmosphere generated by the crowd that will be most memorable from the evening.

Senior Night was honored during the home opener, and a professional voice actor from 300 called the Trojans out onto the field before the game. The fans clad in green and white also provided constant cheering from the stands.

Kelly Walsh Senior Offensive Lineman Carlos Enriquez said the energy from the crowd helped him to “ball out.”

“I feel like it hyped me even more, ya know,” said Enriquez. “It drove me to entertain people.”

Enriquez said nothing matches what it’s like in the locker room after a win, though. “You just feel it, ya know. It’s pretty good.”

The Trojans will hit the road this Friday to take on Rock Springs before returning to Casper for the Oil Bowl on Sept. 17 at Dick Cheney Alumni Field.

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