Chiefs Head into the Weekend #1


If you didn’t make it to the Wyoming Indian High School Boys Varsity game on Saturday, you missed an intense event.  Everyone cheered on the Chiefs as they defended their home court by beating Rocky Mountain by 68-72. They are now ranked #1 in the 2A conference and their record is 14-5.

During a recent practice, Coach Craig Ferris talked about the team so far this season. Ferris spoke about the strengths and weaknesses of the team. 

 “The teams strengths this year are our shooting and conditioning. We want to wear teams out during the game and use our perimeter shooting to make them come out and fair us,” said Ferris.  “Our weaknesses are our rebounding and gambling on defense. We get too eager at times and forget to grab the ball on a missed shot and we try to get steals from on ball defense rather than trying to pressure and create turnovers.”

 Ferris then talked about the team’s goals and how they will benefit from them as a team.

 “The team goals being met so far are our willingness to improve. Everyone on the team is working to get better as an individual, which in turn makes the team better, “ said Ferris.

Last year the Chiefs won state and Coach Ferris said they are hoping to win state again this year. 

“It is a really fun time of the year and the challenge of winning a state championship seems to intensify at Casper. The best teams are there to compete and they all play very well at that time of the year,” said Ferris.  

Eligibility rules were changed this year at WIHS, the students now are required to pass all core classes and can only fail one elective. Because of that change, eligibility was a little problem for some of the players on the team at the beginning of the season. However, students are taking things more seriously and attending tutoring more frequently this season. 

“If you want to play you have to have the grades. There is a time and place for everything and when you are in school you need to be focused,” said Ferris.

Regionals are February 27-29th, and State is the week after, March 5-7th.  Come out and support the Chiefs and Lady Chiefs!