Friday night is a big game for the Laramie Plainsmen, as they host the Cheyenne South Bison in their Homecoming game at Deti Stadium in Laramie.

Coming off a disappointing loss last week, Laramie High School will try to bounce back against an opponent they've never lost to.

The Plainsmen are 3-0 all-time versus the Bison, though the margin of victory has gotten smaller each time. It was 50 points three years ago, then 20 two years ago and last year, LHS won by only six points, 19-13.

Laramie head coach Chuck Syverson says he's looking for more consistent play out of his squad.

"The biggest thing we've been working on this year is our mentality; how we approach games; how we prepare each week; and their mental preparation going into each game... as we continue to work through that process, it'll just get better and better each week."

Focus can be an issue during Homecoming week, simply because all that is going on.

Syverson adds, "We try to keep it as similar as possible (to a regular game week), and for the most part, it's been pretty good this week."

Laramie (2-3) is hosting an improved South (1-4) squad. A big battle tonight pits the second best passing offense in class 4A of the Bison against the second-ranked pass defense of the Plainsmen.

South is averaging 247.6 yards per game passing, while Laramie only gives up 121.2 yards per game.

The Bison are led by junior quarterback Austin Barker, who is the top passer in the state. The Plainsmen are led by senior tailback Andy Pearson, who is averaging 126 yards rushing per game. He also leads 4A with 11 total touchdowns this season.

David Settle recently caught up with LHS head football coach Chuck Syverson:

The fourth meeting on the gridiron between Laramie and Cheyenne South is Friday night at Deti Stadium. Kick-off for the Homecoming game is at 7 p.m.

You can listen to Laramie Plainsmen football on KOWB (AM 1290) or online by clicking here. Coverage will start at 5:30 p.m. David Settle and VerDon Hoopes will call the action on our broadcast.

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