K2 Gridiron Report: Shoshoni WranglersIT'S BEEN THE SAME OLD STORY FOR 2-A SHOSHONI HIGH SCHOOL. DOMINATE IN THE REGULAR SEASON. BUT THEN HEARTBREAK IN THE PLAYOFFS, LOSING IN THE FIRST ROUND FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS. BUT THERE'S A SENSE THAT THIS YEAR IS DIFFERENT. AND HEAD COACH TONY TRUMPLER HAS HIS VIEWS ON MAKING IT TO LARAMIE AT THE END OF THE SEASON
"I'd like to be playing in Laramie at the end of the season, so I have a great group of guys that want to do it as well. We started in last year with those seniors that graduated. And I have 9 seniors that are here to play."
SPORTING A RUN HEAVY OFFENSE, THE TEAM IS LOOKING TO PLAY WITH PHYSICALITY AND GARNER ENERGY FROM THE CROWD THAT'LL COME TO SUPPORT THE WRANGLERS ON FRIDAY NIGHTS
"Just having the city behind you is great. I'd like to see that in Shoshoni, just to see the town rally around something. That would be fantastic."
IT'S THE START OF A NEW ERA FOR SHOSHONI AS THEY WILL MOVE FROM A FIELD WITH A LOT OF HISTORY, TO A NEW ONE WITH HISTORY THAT HAS YET TO BE WRITTEN
"I think that, it doesn't feel like home just yet but I know that we'll get it there. But I'm just excited to start a new era. We've had some bad endings on this field so I like the new environment and the new field"
COACH TRUMPLER CHARACTERIZES THIS TEAM HAS HARD WORKING AND DEVOTED TO HIS PHILOSOPHIES. AND THAT'S REFLECTIVE IN THE SENIOR LEADERSHIP.
"Everywhere and you know the seniors have stepped up. They'll step in and run drills because they know how it needs to go and that's really nice to see."
THE WRANGLERS WILL OPEN UP IN THEIR NEW STADIUM THIS FRIDAY AGAINST THE PUNCHERS OF BIG PINEY HIGH SCHOOL. PHILLIP BENOTTI K2NEWS.