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Natrona County takes home fifth consecutive Oil Bowl victory

The Mustangs blocked a field goal and returned it for a touchdown to get on the scoreboard first, and they never looked back.
Published: Sep. 18, 2021 at 2:36 AM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Rivalries in sports are great, and Natrona County and Kelly Walsh are rivals from the classroom and beyond. That rivalry especially extends to the football field.

The two teams clashed in the 57th Oil Bowl on Friday.

Natrona County blocked a field goal early in the first quarter, and Wyatt Powell returned it for a touchdown. That gave the Mustangs a 7-0 lead, and they never looked back.

Running Back Kaeden Wilcox punched in a 1-yard touchdown run before the half to extend the lead to 14-0, and it led right into the University of Wyoming’s Western Thunder’s performance.

The band had some Queen on the playlist, but it didn’t include “We Will Rock You,” but that must have been what the Mustangs were channeling at halftime.

Natrona County did not let up pouring it on in the second half and igniting the cannon time and time again.

The Mustangs won their fifth consecutive Oil Bowl by a final score of 42-7. They’ll hit the road to take on Rock Springs next week.

Kelly Walsh will look to regroup hosting Laramie next Friday.

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