BURLINGTON – The Dubois Rams traveled over 400 miles round trip this past Friday in order to compete in the Wyoming State Football Semifinals for the second straight season, looking for that pivotal punching of the ticket to their first State Championship since they lost in 2014 to Guernsey-Sunrise. 

Dubois walked into the game confident in their ability to run the ball through Wyatt Trembly who came into Friday afternoon’s game on top of the charts in rushing yards (2,280) and rushing touchdowns (41).

Trembly’s main goal, along with his father, head coach David Trembly, was to win the game and get to that titular championship game in Laramie this weekend, but Wyatt also had a magic number to hit in the game. 

Wyatt Trembly broke the 6-Man single-season rushing record in the Rams’ Semi-Final loss in Burlington on Friday (p/c Steve Trembly)

Twenty-eight rushing yards. That’s what separated Trembly with the single-season rushing record in six-man football, held by Snake River’s Riggen Myers from his 2019 season. And within three offensive plays the record belonged to Trembly, something that was celebrated far more in the press box than it was on the field. 

Trembly and the Rams had some deja vu when they came to Burlington on Friday considering they were just at the home of the Huskies on Friday, October 21, when the Rams beat them by a score of 60-52. This game would be vastly different though, and not in the favor of the Rams.

Burlington would jump out to an early lead and hold the Rams’ vicious running game to a slower-than-average speed, ending the first quarter up 28-8. Things would not get much better for the Rams after the first quarter ended, only scoring eight points in the second while Burlington laid it on and added 22 more points to their lead. The teams would go into halftime with a score of 50-16 in favor of the hometown Huskies. 

After an animated halftime huddle the Rams came out looking different on defense, covering the pass and attacking the multiple-option passing in the backfield that Burlington brought to play. But, sadly, nothing they did would end up working as the Huskies found ways to get out of jams on fourth-down and long plays as well as when they were driven back toward their own endzone.

Dubois’ Kaden Chamley extended his body for an amazing catch in the semi-final loss against Burlington Friday (p/c Steve Trembly)

In the end, the Rams would go home without stopping the Huskies’ offense on any drive in the game, losing by a score of 77-28 and ending the Rams’ season without a trophy to put up in the trophy case. 

Dubois tried some trickery to get out of binds, and it worked sometimes, like when running back Jonah Oard tossed a 51-yard pass to Kaden Chamley who had been getting underthrown for most of the game. 

Trembly would end the game with over 220 rushing yards, setting the new single-season rushing record for Wyoming six-man football at 2,502 yards to go along with his 46 total touchdowns (43 rushing, three receiving) on the year. 

Congratulations to the Dubois Rams and their miraculous 8-2 season and the accomplishments the entire team made on their way to a very successful season in the eyes of everybody in Fremont County!