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Natrona County hits the road to take on #2 Rock Springs

Published: Sep. 24, 2021 at 1:25 AM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Natrona County Mustangs are coming off an impressive victory in the Oil Bowl over Kelly Walsh. Next up, the Mustangs will face a difficult task on the road at #2 Rock Springs.

Both Rock Springs and Natrona County beat Kelly Walsh and are 3-1 on the season heading into Friday’s contest.

Mustangs Quarterback Tyler Hill said this is a “big challenge” for NC. “We just gotta remain focused for the rest of the week,” said Hill at practice on Tuesday. “I think that’s our biggest goal is just remaining focus and keeping the concentration on this game because it’s gonna be a really big challenge for us.”

It’ll be a clash of two different styles when the Tigers and Mustangs meet on the field Friday.

Natrona County’s been a dominant defense so far this season. They’re limiting opponents to an average of five points per game.

On the other side, Rock Springs is putting up over 41 points per game through four contests. The team is led by University of Wyoming Football Commit Isaac Schoenfeld.

NC Senior Linebacker Jake Sides said the defense “has to be on the same page” in order to shut down Schoenfeld and co.

“Knowing that most of the time it’s gonna go to that guy, we gotta shut him down,” said Sides.

The kickoff is set for 6 p.m. in Rock Springs.

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