Prep Athlete of the Week: Jared Allen, Burns

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) – Burns and Wheatland had a hard-fought game on Friday, but it was the Broncs who pulled it out 23-21. It’s safe to say that if not for the play of their quarterback Jared Allen, the outcome might have been different.

He paid tribute to his big men up front for his performance.

“[Wheatland likes] to bring the warmth that was for sure. Our O-line has definitely stepped it up, I would say, compared to the last few weeks. We definitely stomped the ball on the field and then held them in defense,” Allen said.

Allen impacted the game in several ways; he broke up a few big runs, he threw for two touchdowns — including a 59-yard long one in the second half — but perhaps his biggest play of the game was on special teams.

Burns blocked a punt in the second quarter that Allen returned for a 60-yard touchdown. He said the Broncs were bringing home for this game and as soon as he had the ball he hit the gas.

“We called the block call, and I knew they were going. So as soon as I saw him up there, I started. I was a little worried the corner was coming and catching me, but I just hid it and followed my guys,” Allen said.

Allen and the Broncs next face a ranked opponent when they host Big Horn on Friday.

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