Scene 4, Act 2, Rapid City vs. Wyoming

04/26/03 TB

As both cities go into their fourth year of indoor football there has been one consistency the strong rivalry between the two teams. Early on the in the series it looked as if Wyoming had the Machine (Red Dogs) number, but since the NIFL the tide has turned. Fast forward to the present, the teams opened their seasons with a contest in Rapid City, with the Red Dogs winning 81-60 in a game that wasn't as close as the score showed. With that loss the Cavalry have opened up with back to back seasons with losses to the dogs. But determined not to have a crash and burn effect from last year, Wyoming has made great strides especially on D where they have only allowed point totals of, 47,36,23, and 54. The Red Dogs defense has also stepped it up. Although the scores do not show it, it seems to me that there is an agreement between the O and D in RC that says as long as the dogs can keep it within 10 the D will make enough stops to give the offense a chance to win the game. With a win in Bismarck and an important win over Utah, the dogs come in with momentum and seem to be finally clicking as expected from their fans, while the Cavalry will have revenge on the mind; not only because of the loss at the beginning of the year but the last four match-ups have been won by the Cliffords, including two in Wyoming. My choice as deciding factor will be the play of the defenses. Both teams feature great qb's and whatever d can get more pressure on the opposing teams quarterback will come out victorious .

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