Yuma Football Team hits the road

One would have been hard-pressed to imagine a more impressive start to the 2022 season for the Yuma Football Team.
“To be honest, that is the first time in five years of coaching we put away a team we should have,” head coach Kelly Seward. “I think we showed that no matter what offense you run, you can put up a lot of points if you run it correctly.”

However, last week’s 56-14 thumping of the Sterling Tigers was just the first step in the YFT’s quest for a playoff berth.
Step number two comes Friday when the Yumans travel north to Burns, Wyoming for another non-conference game. They rolled the Broncs 41-6 in last year’s season opener in Yuma, and now look to make it two straight when they visit Burns a few miles off I-80, and 113 miles from Yuma, in southern Wyoming.
Seward said the Broncs have a new coach (a former assistant) and have installed a double-wing offense, which is what Yuma runs.
“So the game should go by pretty fast,” he said, alluding to the run-heavy offenses. “We need to get ready because we’re going to get a taste of our own medicine.”
The 2021 opener portended to what was to come for both squads, Yuma advancing to the Class 1A quarterfinals, while Burns went 2-7.
A 2-0 start definitely would help propel the Yuma Football Team toward a successful September, but plenty of challenges still lie ahead.
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