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Riverton favored Friday against winless Buffalo

Riverton favored Friday against winless Buffalo

Oct 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer

Snow is in the forecast for the 7 p.m. road game.

With snow and cold temperatures likely, the Riverton Wolverines football team hits the road for the second straight week to battle the winless Buffalo Bison.

The game is set to kick off at 7 p.m. Friday. It can be heard live on KTAK FM


The Wolverines (2-2, 1-0 Class 3-A West) will focus more on themselves and less on their opponent this week, according to head coach Pat Patterson.

"From what I've seen, they (Buffalo) are kind of struggling and looking to find what they are good at. They have thrown the ball fairly well but have not run the ball very well. They do not have much size. Teams have run on them," Patterson said.

Buffalo has played a tough schedule, with home losses to powerhouses Powell and Douglas, and road losses at Worland and Green River.

The Wolverines will look to continue their momentum gained from last Friday's 49-6 blowout of Rawlins.

"We've worked against different blitzes, looks and fronts to prepare (for Buffalo), which is good because Douglas does the same type of things. Our main goal is to get better ourselves," Patterson said.

Buffalo could see more man-to-man, press coverage from the Wolverines if the weather prevents Buffalo from passing effectively.

"We may try to pressure up front. With the weather, who knows? They are calling for snow in Buffalo. Both teams have to play in the same conditions, and we've been telling the kids all week to prepare for crummy weather. We are not going to have the weather be an issue," Patterson said.

One of the big games of the week in Wyoming High School football is Powell at Star Valley. Those two teams, along with Cody, are expected to battle for the Class 3-A East conference crown.

Besides Riverton, Lander and Douglas are both 1-0 in the Class 3-A East. Lander makes the trip to play at Douglas, considered by many to be the Class 3-A East favorite, this Friday.

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