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Long road to Torrington awaits RHS football team

Oct 4, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer

Riverton is undefeated in the Class 3-A East conference.

Hoping to avoid a lapse in focus and discipline, the Riverton football Wolverines make the long trip to Torrington to battle the Trailblazers in a Class 3-A East conference battle Friday night.

Game time is set for 6 p.m.

The Wolverines (2-3, 2-0 Class 3-A East) are coming off a dominating 34-14 win over Buffalo, while the Trailblazers (0-4, 0-2 Class 3-A East) were surprised at Rawlins 27-17 last Friday.

For the Outlaws, the win over Torrington snapped a 35-game losing streak.

"We had a great practice Wednesday, even in the cold weather. The main thing is that we need to focus on what we can do and play to our potential. We need to do the little things right," McCormick said.

Rawlins scored all of their 27 points in the first half against Torrington, and the Wolverines will also hope to start quick Friday.

"We have to make sure we bring all phases of the game and are assignment sound," McCormick said.

Should the Wolverines win Friday, then the stage will be set for a key game at Douglas, also undefeated in league play, the following week which will likely determine the Class 3-A East conference title.

Douglas will be favored when it travels to Rawlins Friday, and Lander heads to Buffalo in the other Class 3-A East matchups.

In Friday's contest, Riverton will guard against what would be a devastating letdown.

"Against Rawlins in the second half they (Torrington) really wanted to throw the ball. They wanted to run the ball in the first half. Defensively they will bring different blitzes from different spots. We have to come ready to play," McCormick said.

It will be a long day for Riverton. The Wolverines will board the bus at 10 a.m. and stop in Casper for lunch before playing the game. If all goes well, the bus will pull back into Riverton at 2 a.m. Saturday.

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