CHEYENNE ó Going against the one-loss Thunderbirds was sure to be a tall task for the Evanston Red Devils football team.
It proved to be just that on Friday, Oct. 18, as Eastís running back Shane Brooks ran all over EHS for 200 yards on 18 carries and six touchdowns.
Brooks scored from distances of 40, 21, 9 and 34 yards in the first half of the contest to put the Red Devils in a 28-0 deficit at halftime.
The Red Devils werenít able to get the ball into East territory until late in the second quarter.
Hyrum Peterson pushed the ball into the red zone with 2:30 left in the half, and it looked as though EHS might finally get its first score of the game after Will Kishpaugh carried it all the way to the one-yard line.
However, a fumble on the goal line by the Red Devils would be recovered by the Thunderbirds and snuff out any hope of that.
The Red Devils made a defensive stand on fourth down with seven seconds remaining in the half but Kyler Wagstaff, attempting a Hail Mary pass as time expired in the second quarter, threw an interception.
EHS started the second half by picking up a couple of first downs, but the drive stalled after that and the team was forced to punt it away.
Brooks went back to his dominating ways following the punt by scored from 17 yards out to give the Thunderbirds a 35-0 lead.
With 4:02 left in the third quarter, Brooks put in his sixth and final touchdown of the game from 34 yards out, which put him at 200 yards rushing for the matchup.
The Red Devils were able to avoid the shutout with 3:47 remaining in the game off a seven-yard run by Kishpaugh. A missed extra point made the final score 41-6.
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