Sep 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports EditorCody kept the Lander Valley High School Tigers scoreless on the football field in a 28-0 victory Friday night in Park County.
The contest was the season opener for both squads.
LVHS is playing in the Class 3-A East conference this year, and Cody is in the 3-A West division.
Cody is the No. 5 ranked team last week in Class 3-A. LVHS is not ranked.
"I think that we competed hard against Cody," LVHS coach Doug Hughes said. "We improved a lot from our scrimmage against Shoshoni, but we still have a lot of work to do."
The Tigers escaped the loss without any major injuries.
LVHS will now take on Star Valley this Friday night in Afton.
"We need to continue to work on spreading the ball and trying to get the ball to our quick athletes on the outside," Hughes said.
Snake River, Idaho, outlasted Star Valley 22-19 on Friday.
The first home game of the season for LVHS is Friday, Sept. 20, vs. Jackson.
Cody 28, Lander 0
The Broncs were in command from the start against the younger Tigers.
The game was the first for new Cody head coach Matt McFadden.
Cody built an early 15-0 lead against the Tigers.
"We hit our receivers a little bit better," Hughes said. "We caught the ball better, and I thought that we played a more physical football game."
LVHS went with a pair of quarterbacks in the game with Andrew Von Rein and Pete Spriggs.
"We are going to break down the film," Hughes said. "We will make the decision soon on where we are going to go. They both had equal playing time."
LVHS tried to mix up the running game with some passing.
to keep Cody off balance.
Jack Mazurie carried the ball a lot for the Tigers.
"We got down the field a couple of times," Hughes said. "Overall, I think on both on offense and defense, because of our size, made it hard for us to be successful."
Cody focused on running the ball.
"Cody just lined up in double tight," Hughes said. "They used their size to dominate the line of scrimmage."
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