Torrington, Lingle victorious in openers

GLENROCK ­– The Torrington Trailblazers and Lingle-Fort Laramie Doggers were opened the 2018 season with road victorious on Friday evening.

The Blazers knocked off Glenrock 20-16 behind three touchdowns from senior running back Bryan Lemmon, while the Doggers overcame a 42-29 halftime deficit to defeat Sioux County, Neb. 58-48.

In Glenrock, Lemmon scored on runs of 43 and 49 yards in the first half to give Torrington a 14-8 advantage going into halftime.

Glenrock regained the lead early in the fourth quarter, but it was senior quarterback Casey Britton connecting with Lemmon on a 15-yard pass to cap off a 90-yard, five-minute drive to put the Blazers in front with 3:17 remaining in the game.

With Glenrock driving in the closing moments of the game, Josh Posten secured the win for Torrington with an interception and then a first down run with 1:06 remaining.

The first down allowed the Blazers to go to a knee to secure the win.

In Harrison, Neb., the Doggers jumped out to a 27-18 first quarter lead, but Sioux County shut down the Lingle offense in the second quarter, taking a 42-29 lead into the break.

In the second half, it was the Dogger offense who shined, limiting the Warriors to only one score in the half, and the touchdown came with 3.2 seconds remaining on the clock.

It was junior Alex Pugsley who put the Doggers on top for good in the third quarter with a 9-yard run to give L-FL a 43-42 lead.

Meanwhile, Southeast fell to Mitchell, Neb. 48-14.

Check out Wednesday’s Telegram for a full recap from all week’s one action.


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