On a night when the mercury was dipping below zero, the only thing more cold-hearted than Jack Frost was the Star Valley defense.
After a long ride, the Star Valley defense took it out on Cody in a 13-0 shutout.
The defense forced more than three turnovers for the second straight week and held standout signal-caller Matt Frost to just 46 total yards to claim their second straight win.
It was the first road win for Coach Chris Howell who credited his staff and the defense for confusing the Cody offense.
“We’re able to give the other team multiple looks and it can be difficult, especially for a high school quarterback, to make some of those reads when your defense is able to get the kind of pressure that we did tonight,” Howell said.
Offensively, Logan Abrams rushed for 51 yards and completed nine out of 19 passes for 111 yards including a 16-yard touchdown strike to senior Elio Merino.
Bill West was a terror for the Braves and collected two quarterback sacks while making stops all night long. William Buckley, Nick Edwards, Alex Cooper, Logan Haderly and Trenton Walters were outstanding for a defense that is priding itself on selflessness.
The kickoff temperature was five degrees and with the wind chill the temperature was estimated at -10 degrees during the frigid night game.
Up next for the Braves is a pair of long-awaited home games with the Lander Tigers and the Jackson Broncs. Lander kept it’s post-season hopes alive by surviving the Broncs, 7-0, in Teton County.
The Worland Warriors won a wild one in Powell, 42-31 to remain undefeated in the West as they take over first place.