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Rattlers continue their winning ways

LSRV wins against Meeteese


October 13, 2021

The Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Rattlers hosted the Meeteetse Longhorns and pulled off another win although, according to Rattler Head Coach Jack Cobb, it was a defensive battle.

“I knew this game was going to be tough,” Cobb said. “I never doubted we were going to have our hands full.”

The 1st quarter saw both teams put up 8 points on the board. The Longhorns put up the first score and then the Rattlers answered. The next quarter had Meeteese get 15 points and the Rattlers scored 14 points. At half-time, LSRV trailed Meeteetse by one point.

The 2nd half was going to be a pure defensive effort by both teams.

“We came out and scored in the 3rd quarter and then it was just a defensive slugfest for the rest of the game,” Cobb said. “I wanted to get one more touchdown, but neither team could punch it in. It was one of the better defensive games in six-man football you could ask for. If you like defense, it was a fun one to watch, because you don’t get defensive games like this in six-man.”

Cobb said the game went down to the wire.

“We kept holding them, but then they would get a fourth yard down and continue marching down the field,” Cobb said. “I think there was about a minute left and they were inside our 20 and we had to make the stop. We did, but they still had two time outs and we had to get at least a first down.”

Cobb said he challenged his team to get the job done.

“On the 2nd down, we got the down running 43 yards,” Cobb said. “That sealed the game.”

He said this was a big game for the Rattlers.

“Every team needs a wake up call during the season, and I think this was ours,” Cobb said. “Fortunately, we didn’t lose but this is why you play football. You don’t get the reward by beating a team by 50 points. It is a game like this that the kids will remember when they look back. This is why a team competes and works their butts off.”

Cobb said it was an accomplishment to beat a team as good as Meeteetse.

“A tough team like Meeteetse isn’t going to let up and it isn’t easy,” Cobb said. “But sports isn’t easy, just like life and you have to work hard to be competitive.”

The Rattler coach had praise for Meeteetse.

“My hats off to that team,” Cobb said. “They were ready and it was a great six-man team.”

Cobb said the West conference had excellent teams this year.

“There is going to be a top five team left out in the seeding,” Cobb said. “We got the number one seed with three big wins and I told the boys they earned it. But I told them not to be complacent, because this last game exposed some things that we still need to work on. Any team can win this state championship as solid as so many teams are. It really does come down to what team can put things together at the end of the season.”

Seth Maxson ran for 105 yards and had a receiving touchdown. Kannadis Peroulis rushed for 190 yards and got a touchdown. Zander Risner ran for 16 yards and scored two touchdowns. Quarterback Zane Matheson passed for 118 yards and hit Maxson for the touchdown. Jaziel Giron ran scored two 2-point conversoins.

“All the defensive did their job and played well as a team,” Cobb said. “Meeteetse is explosive and we were able to contain them at the right moments.”

The next scheduled game will be against the Natrona Sophomores in Casper.


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