LUSK – The Tigers were supposed to face St. Stephens for Homecoming Friday evening, but the Eagles submitted a forfeit notice to Niobrara County High School Activities Director Ryan Nelson last Thursday, and it wasn’t enough time for Nelson to find a makeup game. St. Stephens didn’t field a team in 2020 and has won just four games since resuming the program in 2013. Citing low numbers and lack of approved practices were the noted reasons, and the WyoPreps.com No. 1-ranked Tigers were left without a Homecoming game.
The Tigers head to Carlstrum Field in Pine Bluffs for a key early season conference matchup Friday night at 7 p.m. The Hornets went to Riverside and came away with a 30-0 win last week. The seniors and coaches are aware of the Hornets as a team to take seriously.
“They like to throw the ball around and their 6’4” receivers against our shorter defensive backs is not a good matchup for us,” said Nelson. “We need to find a way early to get their quarterback out of rhythm.”