Five Buffs on all-conference grid team
by nathan oster
The Greybull Buffs put five players on the Class 2A West all-conference football team.
The Buffs who made the squad included seniors Kason Clutter and Bryce Wright and juniors Calder Forcella, Fabian Davila and Wyatt Nielson.
Greybull finished fifth in the conference this season, going 3-4 in conference play and 3-5 overall.
Lovell, which won the conference, put nine players on the team, including Dillon Pickett, who was named the conference’s defensive player of the year.
Other postseason awards went to Cade Covington of Mountain View, who was named the conference’s offensive player of the year; Lyman’s Ryan Martin and Mountain View’s Trystin Walker, the conference’s linemen of the year; and Mountain View’s Brent Walk, who earned coach of the year honors.
The full squad is as follows:
LOVELL (9): Seniors Dillon Pickett, Colin McArthur, Hyrum Hopkin and Morgan May; juniors Drake Welch, Daniel Strom, Aaron Monterde and Nash Jolley; and sophomore Beau Green.
MOUNTAIN VIEW (8): Seniors Brennan Walk, Trystin Walker, Garrett Moretti, Levi Harmon and Ethan SAlsbury; juniors Cade Covington, Calbe Flake and Austin Housekeeper.
LYMAN (7): Seniors Tui Magalogo, Landen Bradshaw, and Ryan Martin; and juniors Chris Sorensen, Drew Rollins, Clayton Peden and Brandon Jaggi.
THERMOPOLIS (6): Seniors Kaden Haun, Zack Larson, Dylan Shaffer, Skylar Thomas; junior Logan Key and sophomore Tyler Cornwell.
GREYBULL (5): Seniors Kason Clutter and Bryce Wright; juniors Calder Forcella, Fabian Davila and Wyatt Nielson.
BIG PINEY (4): Seniors Garrett Formo, Jake McAdams and Jamie Moreno and sophomore JD Fear.
PINEDALE (3): Senior Dakota Cox, junior Steven Winer and sophomore Caleb Raney.
KEMMERER (2): Senior Garrett Julian and junior Robert Webster.
Forcella was the only Buff named to the 2A all-state team, earning the recognition for the second straight year. Forcella started at quarterback for the Buffs and also got a lot of reps on defense this season.
The rest of the all-state team is as follows:
BURNS: Travis Romsa, Preston Goehring, Wyatt Berg.
BIG HORN: Connor McCaferty, Colter Carzoli, Christian Mayer, Mason Lube, Miles Novak, Ryan Kobielusz, Seth Kite.
NEWCASTLE: Merritt Crabtree, Phil Jagelski, Wade Gordon.
WHEATLAND: Critter Ruwart, Jace Loyd, Taran Whelchel.
GLENROCK: Devon Parkinson.
TONGUE RIVER: Tyler Kane.
WRIGHT: Stormy Roy.
MOORCROFT: William West.
LOVELL: Dillon Pickett, Colin McArthur, Hyrum Hopkin, Daniel Strom.
MOUNTAIN VIEW: Cade Covington, Calbe Flake, Brennan Walk, Austin Housekeeper, Trystin Walker.
LYMAN: Tui Magalogo, Landen Bradshaw, Ryan Martin.
THERMOPOLIS: Tyler Cornwell, Kaden Haun, Zack Larson, Dylan Shaffer.
GREYBULL: Calder Forcella.
BIG PINEY: Garrett Formo.
PINEDALE: Steven Winer.
KEMMERER: Garrett Julian.
Big Horn, which won the 2A title by beating Mountain View, had the coach of the year in Michael McGuire and the offensive player of the year in Connor McCaferty. Pickett was the 2A defensive player of the year, while Romsa of Burns picked up the lineman of the year award.