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Long trip for Chiefs ends in 49-0 defeat
Sep 2, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
The football field at Pine Bluffs High School is less than half a mile from the Nebraska border. Wyoming Indian made the long trek to eastern Laramie County Friday and fell hard to the Pine Bluffs Hornets 49-0 in inter-conference Class 1-A football action. The game was the season opener for both teams. Pine Bluffs's Landon Naranjo was a oneman wrecking crew against the Chief's defense. Naranjo tallied five touchdowns on runs of 20, 30 and 11 yards. He added two more scores on passes from Taylor Fornstrom of 20 and 25 yards.Wyoming Indian's offense was nearly nonexistent, as the Chiefs couldn't generate any consistent drives.
Wyoming Indian junior running back Ramiro Gonzalez paced the Chiefs with 37 yards on nine carries. Fellow junior Jesse Moss found the going much tougher, losing a total of four yards on eight attempts. Senior tight end Tyler Williamson had a good outing, snagging five balls for 31 yards.
The Chiefs tallied just five yards on the ground and only 21 through the air.
Wyoming Indian hosts Rocky Mountain this Friday in the Chief's home opener.
Rocky blew out Normative Services 36-7 at Cowley.
Normative Services host Pine Bluffs next Friday as well.
PINE BLUFFS 19 18 6 6 -- 49
WIHS 0 0 0 0 -- 0
PB - Taylor Fornstrom 19 run (kick failed) 7:32
PB - Landon Naranjo 20 run (run failed) 1:56
PB - Naranjo 20 pass from Fornstrom (Brady Lamb kick)
PB - Preston Thurin fumble recovery in end zone (kick failed) 9:00
PB - Naranjo 30 run (kick failed) 2:55
PB - Naranjo 25 pass from Fornstrom 1:32
PB - Naranjo 11 run (kick failed):18
PB - Harvey De La Cruz 18-run 11:46
Pine Bluffs 13, Wyoming Indian 6
Pine Bluffs 204, Wyoming Indian 5
Pine Bluffs 4-9-2 45, Wyoming Indian 9-18-2 21
Pine Bluffs 245, Wyoming Indian 26
Pine Bluffs 6-35, Wyoming Indian 2-15
Pine Bluffs -- Brady Lamb 15-76, Landon Naranjo 4-61, Taylor Fornstrom 7-37, Harvey De La Cruz 3-17, Scott Gross 3-9, Gabe Felix 1-5, Kolten Gregory y 4-0, Marquice Rivers 4 (-1). Total 41-204
Wyoming Indian -- Ramiro Gonzalez 9-37, L. Brown 3-8, Jesse Moss 10 (-4), St. Clair 7 (-36). Totals 29-5
Pine Bluffs -- Taylor Fornstrom 4-8 45, Marquice Rivers 0-1 0
Wyoming Indian -- Dalin St. Clair 9-14-2 21, Jesse Moss 0-4-1 0
Pine Bluffs -- Landon Naranjo 3-37, Scott Gross 1-8; Wyoming Indian -- Tyler Williamson 5-31, Alvin Spoonhunter 2 (-5), Jesse Moss 1-0