For the second straight week, the Powell High School football team defied the odds, downing No. 2 ranked Cody 20-13. The win puts PHS in next week's Class 3A State Championship game in …
For the second straight week, the Powell High School football team defied the odds, downing No. 2 ranked Cody 20-13. The win puts PHS in next week's Class 3A State Championship game in Laramie.
The Panthers drew first blood in Cody on Friday night, taking the opening kickoff and driving 80 yards for a score. Quarterback Landon Lengfelder scored on a keeper, capping an impressive drive that chewed over eight minutes off the clock.
Brody Karhu scored the second Panther touchdown in the second quarter, a 51-yard scamper that gave Powell a 14-0 lead. Langfelder scored once more late in the first half, putting the Panthers up 20-7 at the break.
Powell struggled offensively in the second half, while the Broncs were able to cut the lead to 20-13. However, the Panther defense took over at that point, shutting down Cody’s subsequent drives to secure the win. Powell’s run defense was nearly perfect, allowing their cross-county rivals just 28 yards on the ground for the game.
Karhu led the charge offensively for PHS, toting the ball 16 times for 91 yards and a touchdown. Kadden Abraham added 60 yards on 14 carries, and Lengfelder finished with 16 yards on five carries and a pair of scores.
The Panthers will face Star Valley for the state title on Friday at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie. Game time is scheduled for 3 p.m.
For more complete coverage, see Tuesday's Powell Tribune.