One vote separated the Dogies and the Rawlins Outlaws in last week’s coaches and media poll rankings on wyopreps.com, with the nod going to the Carbon County squad for number four. Though no quadrant seeding was at stake, bragging rights certainly were, and both teams were determined to claim them as Newcastle hosted Rawlins on Saturday.
Though the Outlaws started a team that towered over the Dogies in all but one position, the home team got off to a fast and furious start. Newcastle jumped out to a 12-2 lead in the first four minutes of play, and would hold the lead for all but a brief moment in the fourth quarter.
However, the drama that played out over the course of the 32 minutes of play had everyone in the Dome on the edge of their seats throughout.