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Rams snap Little Snake River's win streak
Sep 9, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Six man football officially came to Wyoming two years ago. In that time Little Snake River High School had never lost a game. That ended Friday in Baggs when Dubois ended the Rattlers win streak, 43-36.
The win wasn't easy as the Rams survived a furious 24-point fourth-quarter comeback by Snake River to move to 2-0 on the season and most likely secure a unanimous selection as the top team in six-man football. The battle was back-and-forth in the opening period with Mitchell Baker scoring on a 36-yard run and adding the two-point kick to give the Rams a brief 8-0 lead. Cole Gourlay put the Rattlers on the board with a 22-yard run on the following possession. Snake River's kick failed to move the score to 8-6.
Dubois tallied three scores in the second quarter with Baker finding the end zone on runs of 13 and 42 yards, and Jesse Hawk adding another on an 18-yard run. Snake River kept the Rams honest with a 9-yard run by Gourlay, but the Rams held a decisive 28-12 lead at the half.
Dubois bumped its margin to 23 in the third-quarter on a 44-yard touchdown pass from Baker to Kyle Tea, and things looked good for the Rams. Snake River didn't quite see it that way and poured in 24 final period points, nearly overtaking the Rams in the process.
"We kind of helped them out at the end by putting the ball on the ground a couple of times," Dubois head coach Dave Trembly said.
Manuel Quinteros scored twice for the Rattlers on the ground, and Gourlay found Conner Lee for the other score. Snake River converted all three kicks to bring the score to 35-28 late in the game, but Tea took the ensuing kickoff and raced 62 yards for the score. Baker's kick put the Rams up by 15, and in spite of Quinteros' final scoring run, they were able to run out the clock and remain unbeaten on the season. Little Snake River's win streak ended at 23. "It was a beautiful day, it was great," Trembly said. "The kids played outstanding and kept fighting. It was a battle. We had lots of ice on the bus, but Little Snake was using a lot more ice."
Dubois entertains Meeteetse in its home opener Friday.
DHS 8 20 7 8 - 43
LSRH 6 6 0 24 - 36
DUB - Sterling Baker 36-run (Baker kick)
SR - Cole Gourlay 22-run (kick failed)
DUB - Baker 13-run (kick failed)
SR - Gourlay 9-run (kick failed)
DUB - Baker 42-run (Baker kick)
DUB - Jesse Hawk 18-run (kick failed)
DUB - Kyle Tea 44-pass from Baker (Cody Flynn pass from Baker)
SR - Conner Lee 17-pass from Gourlay (Quinteros kick)
SR - Quinteros td (Quinteros kick)
DUB - Tea 63-kickoff return Baker Kick
SR - Quinteros run (Quinteros kick)
Individual Rushing: Dubois - Kyle Tea 1-11, Rowan Hawk 3 (-8), Sterling Baker 26-155, Jesse Hawk 16-86; Snake River - Conner Lee 5-55, Cole Gourlay 3-40, Manual Quinteros 11-49, Jacob Ready 2-2
Individual Receiving: Dubois - Kyle Tea 3-81, Snake River - Zach Flip 1-48, Conner Lee 3-77, Manuel Quinteros 3-30
Rushing Offense: Dubois 46-244; Snake River 21-146
Passing Offense: Dubois 3-81; Snake River 7-155
Total Offense Dubois 326, Snake River 301
Passing: Dubois - Rowan Hawk 1-2 10, Sterling Baker 2-4 71;