Burkett is expected to be on the field for the Oil Bowl, however.
“We are healthier than at the same time last week,” said KW head coach Aaron Makelky. “And we expect everyone who should be playing is here and ready to go. “
Obviously, health isn’t the only thing Trojans need to worry about on Friday.
Natrona County is second in Class 4A in total offense (380.0 yards per game) and third in total defense (234.0 yards per game). The Mustangs also lead 4A with six interceptions and allowed just one score in the red zone.
“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a team with better defense in the red zone,” said Makelky. “It’s going to be a big challenge. When we get there we get points because so far this season they haven’t given up a lot.
Offensively, the Mustangs got solid play from the two-quarterback system from senior starter Tyler Hill and junior substitute Wyatt Powell. Hill completed 22 of 38 passes for 398 yards and three touchdowns without an intercept; Powell ran for 195 yards and three scores.
Junior backer Luke Spencer enjoyed a breakout game in the win over Laramie as he rushed for 174 yards on just 10 carries and had touchdowns of 64 and 54 yards. He also returned an interception for 81 yards.