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Wranglers slam Chiefs 54-0
Oct 19, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer
Shoshoni now waits for its first-round playoff opponent, while Wyoming Indian's winless season ends.
ETHETE -- Two teams headed in opposite directions met for what may be the final time Thursday night at Ethete. Playoff-bound Shoshoni shut out the Wyoming Indian Chiefs on their home field 54-0 to end a winless WIHS season at 0-8.
Shoshoni awaits its opening-round playoff opponent after the final regular-season games Friday. The Wranglers could travel to Upton, Lingle or Southeast Goshen, depending on the outcome of the final Class 2-A East conference games.
Wyoming Indian opened the game picking up four consecutive first downs behind a tight power running game, but as has happened to the Chiefs the entire season, they stalled after their initial series and only threatened once more in the entire contest.
Shoshoni didn't have much trouble finding the end zone. On the first play from scrimmage quarterback Tyler Clemetson found Lawry Johnson on a short bubble screen in the left flat, and Johnson did the rest, cutting back touchdown.
Two drives later the Chiefs picked up another first down but stalled, and the deep snap sailed over the punter's head. Shoshoni recovered at the 6, and a personal foul on the Chiefs moved the ball to the 3. Jayden Haslam powered in for the score.
The Chiefs ran 12 straight plays on the next series, including their only pass of the game from Ramiro Gonzalez to Tyler Williamson.
Gonzalez rolled on runs of 21 and 29 yards in the series, but the Chiefs fumbled at the 17 to end the threat.
Shoshoni mounted its longest drive of the game, starting with runs by Clemetson and Haslam and a Mason Steffen reception.
Clemetson hit Johnson again on another short pass that Johnson turned into a 43-yard scoring play.
Shoshoni erupted for 20 points in the final three minutes of the half, beginning with a 12-yard scoring passing from Clemetson to Josh Thoren.
Shoshoni has an effective onside kick, with Thoren kicking the ball high into the air and Josh Oaks running under it along the Wrangler sideline. The duo pulled the play off twice in the opening half.
Oaks first recovery led to a 17-yard Haslam scoring run with 1:04 left in the half. His second set up a 55-yard field goal attempt by Thoren that fell short.
Wyoming Indian tried to pass from it own 20-yard line, but freshman Shoshoni corner Triston Parrish picked off Gonzalez at the 33 and raced untouched into the end zone for the final points of the half.
In the third quarter, Shoshoni kept it on the ground for much of the period. Oaks scored early in the period on an eight-yard run.
Thoren's point after kick moved the score to 47-0, and the running-clock rule came into effect for the final 20 minutes of the game.
Shoshoni tacked on a final score with 4:22 left in the third on a 16-yard run by Micah Mills, and the remainder of the game was spent with the Wranglers giving Thoren two more chances to hit a field goal from 57 yards. Both missed.
SHOSHONI 14 26 14 0 -- 54
WYOMING INDIAN 0 0 0 0 -- 0
SHO - Lawry Johnson 64-pass from Tyler Clemetson (Josh Thoren kick) 5:55
SHO- Jayden Haslam 3-run (Thoren kick) 2:10
SHO - Johnson 43-pass from Clemetson (kick failed) 5:43
SHO - Thoren 12-pass from Clemetson (run failed) 2:28
SHO - Haslam 17-run (Haslam from Clemetson) 1:04
SHO - Triston Parrish 33-interception return (run failed)
SHO - Josh Oaks 8-run (Thoren Kick) 8:51
SHO - Micah Mills 16-run (Thoren kick) 4:22
Total Offense: Shoshoni 387, Wyoming Indian - 177
Shoshoni - 32-222, Wyoming Indian - 38-168
Shoshoni 165, Wyoming Indian 9
Shoshoni -- Jayden Haslam 17-121, Tyler Clemetson 5-56, Micah Mills 2-17, Josh Oaks 8-28
Wyoming Indian -- Joey Aragon 4-6, Ramiro Gonzalez 10-75, Dei Dry St. Clair 3-4, Lynn Brown 6-3, Donald Clifford 13-39, Jesse Moss 2-41
Shoshoni -- Tyler Clemetson 7-14-0 165
Wyoming Indian -- Ramiro Gonzalez 1-5-2 9
Shoshoni -- Lawry Johnson 3-139, Jayden Haslam 1-3, Mason Steffen 1-9, Josh Thoren 2-26
Shoshoni -- Triston Parrish, Mason Steffen