SHOSHONI – Not much went right for the Southeast High School football team in the 2021 season opener as the Cyclones began their defense of the Class 1A 9-Man state championship.
The Shoshoni Wranglers had their way early and often against the Cyclones in a 40-7 loss Friday evening in Shoshoni.
“We have room for improvement. Everything you could do wrong, we did wrong,” Southeast coach Mark Bullington said. “They aren’t 30-some points better than us.”
Trailing 26-0 with only seconds left on the clock before half, Southeast senior running back Ryan Clapper broke free on a 62-yard sprint to the end zone for the team’s lone score of the game.
“We just ran a dive play, and it went 60 yards for a touchdown,” Bullington said.
The remaining 14 Shoshoni points came in the fourth quarter.
Clapper rushed for 147 yards on 20 carriers, while senior quarterback Grant Logsdon tallied 32 yards on five attempts. Senior Cord Herring led the team in receiving with four yards.
On the defensive side of the ball, Wyatt Campbell led the Cyclones with 13.5 tackles, including 11 solo. Herring added 5.5 stops, while junior Austin Short had five.
Southeast (0-1) travels to Lingle to face the Lingle-Fort Laramie Doggers (0-1) on Friday. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.