Miners get a taste of East Thunderbirds

HEM took a loss at their homecoming game against Cheyenne 9th


September 15, 2022

Mike Armstrong

Quarterback Naythen Atencio releases the ball to one of receivers in the Saturday game against Cheyenne 9th East Thunderbirds.

Facing a team made up of 9th graders may not seem all that daunting unless those kids go to Cheyenne, the number one ranked school in 4 A football at the moment. None of the Cheyenne East Thunderbird players looked to be freshmen since most were over six feet tall. They were a team to be reckoned with as the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School Miner football team found out on Saturday.

It was a beautiful day for football and there was a large crowd in attendance for the home game. Unfortunately, the East Thunderbirds started scoring quickly. The Miner defense tried to hold...

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