The Laramie Plainsmen dominated from start to finish in their 44-0 victory in Gillette over the Camels last Friday night.

Laramie (1-2) beat Gillette for the first time since 1996. They also recorded their first shutout against the Camels since 1982 according to

The Plainsmen scored on their first three possessions and four of the first five. QB Nathan Burman ran for two scores and threw for another. Running back Baxter Tuggle added a pair of TD runs, while running back Maxx Moore caught a touchdown and ran for another one. Sean Dortey added a 32-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.

Burman’s 18-yard TD run on a QB draw gave Laramie a 7-0 lead after the game’s opening drive. Zach Heil recovered a fumble at the Camels 24-yard line. That led to Burman’s 1-yard sneak for a score and a 14-0 lead.

On the third drive it was the Baxter Tuggle show. After a loss on the first play, Tuggle rattled off runs of 15 and 14 yards. He finished the drive with a 34-yard TD run for a 20-0 lead late in the first.

After a Will Yates interception, Burman found Moore on a 25-yard screen pass for a score. It was 27-0 at half.

Tuggle added a four-yard touchdown run and Moore a three-yard run for a score in the third quarter. That made it 41-0.

Laramie’s longest drive of the game was completed by Dortey’s field goal with 7:28 left.

The Plainsmen gained 310 yards on offense. They ran for 201 yards and passed for 109 on only 11 attempts. Tuggle ran for a career-best 120 yards on only 13 carries. Burman was 6-11 for 109 yards through the air and one TD pass.

The defense shutdown Gillette. The Camels finished with 116 yards offense, which included a negative 12 yards on the ground. Garrett Worden had a huge game with six tackles for loss, including five sacks. LHS had four takeaways with a pair of interceptions and two fumble recoveries.

Laramie comes home for their next game against No. 2 Natrona County Friday night at 7 p.m.

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