Wranglers finally score, still loseOct 1, 2017 By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Shoshoni broke the drought early in Friday's Class 1-A West conference tilt with Saratoga.
The Wranglers were scoreless on the season entering their fifth game, but an outstanding defensive play by Andrew Jennings ended that misery.
Jennings broke through on a Saratoga punt with 4:40 remaining in the first and blocked a Kyler Miller punt before falling on the ball in the end zone.
The Wranglers built on the early 6-0 lead two minutes later when freshman quarterback Tryston Truempler rolled across the goal line on a four-yard run.
The surprising 12-0 lead held until the second quarter, when Miller crashed in on a two-yard power play.
Saratoga would eventually amass 400 yards of total offense, but Shoshoni's defense was up to the challenge in the opening half.
The Panthers coaching staff made some adjustments at the half and came out with a pair of long scores in the third period.
Sam Schneider broke open a 63-yard scamper, adding the conversion run to give the Panthers their first lead of the game at 14-12.
The Panthers added another quick strike on a soaring halfback pass from Teegan Love to Wyatt Cox that flew 40 yards through the air before Cox raced another 33 yards for a 73-yard pass.
Trailing 20-12, the Wranglers put together their best scoring drive of the season, marking 80 yards on 11 plays before tying the game at 20-20.
The final play on the series came with Wade Cornell catching a six-yard pass in the flat from Truempler. The all important two-point conversion came when Jennings broke open in the corner of the end zone and Truempler found him to tie the score.
Shoshoni's quest for its first win of the season came to an end with a pair of Panther touchdowns in the final period.
Saratoga moved the ball 73 yards on a mix of short passes and power runs between the tackles. A seven-yard bowling-ball-style run by Preston Dew came with 9:38 remaining and Schneider provided an insurance score on another seven-yard run late in the game.
Shoshoni freshman Kade Fike had a solid outing at running back, gaining 72 yards on 16 carries, but Schneider took game honors with 145 yards on 16 rushes.
Shoshoni travels to Cowley next Friday to play Rocky Mountain, while Saratoga makes the long trek to the Death Valley of Class 1-A football at unbeaten Cokeville.
Shoshoni 12 0 8 0 - 20
Saratoga 0 6 14 12 - 32
SHO - Andrew Jennings blocks Kyler Miller punt (kick failed) 4:40
SHO - Tryston Truempler 4-run (kick failed) 2:08
SAR - Miller 2-run (kick failed) 7:25
SAR - Sam Schneider 63-run (Schneider run) 9:59
SAR - Wyatt Cox 73-pass from Teegan Love (run failed) 6:44
SHO - Wade Cornell 6-pass from Truempler (Jennings pass from Truempler) :06
SAR - Preston Dew 7-run (run failed) 9:38
SAR - Schneider 7-run (run failed) 2:45
Total Offense: Shoshoni 168, Saratoga 400.
Passing Offense: Shoshoni 15, Saratoga 129.
Rushing Offense: Shoshoni 153, Saratoga 271.
Individual Rushing: Shoshoni - Kade Fike 16-72, Wade Cornell 6-25, Mason Lucas 3-25, Tryston Truempler 12-17, Kadon Dewitt 6-7, Andrew Jennings 3-7. Saratoga - Sam Schneider 16-145, Preston Dew 14-93, Kyler Miller 15-17, Dalton Peterson 1-16.
Individual Passing: Shoshoni - Tryston Truempler 3-8-0 15. Saratoga - Teegan Love 1-1 73, Sam Schneider 4-6-2 52, Kyler Miller 0-1-1.
Individual Receiving: Shoshoni - Wade Cornell 1-6, Mason Lucas 1-3. Saratoga - Wyatt Cox 3-103, Logan Seahorn 1-21, Kyler Miller 1-5.