CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) – Rivalries in sports are big, and Natrona County and Kelly Walsh are rivals in the classroom and beyond. This rivalry extends particularly to the football field.
The two teams met 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. It gave the Mustangs a 7-0 lead, and they never looked back.
Running back Kaeden Wilcox scored a one-yard touchdown before half-time to extend the lead to 14-0, and that led directly to the performance of the University of Wyoming’s Western Thunder.
The band had Queen on the playlist, but that didn’t include “We Will Rock You,” but that had to be what the Mustangs were channeling at halftime.
Natrona County kept pouring it out in the second half and lighting the cannon time and time again.
The Mustangs won their fifth consecutive Oil Bowl by a final score of 42-7. They will hit the road to face Rock Springs next week.
Kelly Walsh will look to regroup to welcome Laramie next Friday.
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