Hulett JV downs St. Stephen's EaglesOct 7, 2012 By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer
With just nine eligible players and only a dozen on the entire roster, the St. Stephen's Eagles played their second home game of the season in Class 1-A junior varsity 6-man football. The Eagles hosted the Hulett Red Devils Saturday afternoon at the new field west of the high school, and the visitors from Crook County ran away with the game 61-6. Hulett played a varsity game on Friday at Farson, then stayed overnight to play the Eagles. SSHS head coach Melvin Blackburn has seen great improvement as the season progressed, but with a squad made up entirely of freshman and sophomores it has been a steep learning curve. The Eagles played an abbreviated JV schedule a season ago and have seven games this season, with four on the road and three at the new field.
Hulett scored on nearly every possession in the contest, but the Eagles were game in the early going and scored on a six-yard run by freshman Miklo Oldman to cut the early margin to 12-6.
St. Stephen's travels to Kaycee next Thursday for its final road game then finishes the season at home against Dubois on Monday Oct. 15, at 5 p.m.
Next year will mark the return of varsity football to St. Stephen's for the first time in nearly half a century.
Members of this year's team playing on Saturday in addition to Oldman were Dustin Blackburn, Taylor Behan, Sam Teran, Derek Roman, Gabriel Oldman, Laquan Shakespeare, Taylor Littleshield and Matthew Oldman.
HULETT 27 13 14 7 -- 61
ST. STEPHEN'S 6 0 0 0 -- 6