Fall sports season has come
to a close, and the Wyoming Coaches Association
released its annual All-Conference list
for football on Sunday, Nov. 25. Six players
from Pinedale made the 2019 roster: Thomas
Harnack, Kaleb Bigelow, Carson Gregory,
Dodge Westercamp, Colby White and Konner
“With all of these players, I’d like to highlight
that they each put the team first in everything
that they did,” said Head Football Coach
Clay Cundall. With a small roster to work
with, all the players that made All-Conference
played both offense and defense
Senior Thomas Harnack played running
back and cornerback. Harnack finished the
season averaging 98.6 all-purpose yards per
game – 690 in total. He averaged 50.6 rushing
yards and 17.4 receiving yards per game. Harnack
scored a total of 42 points on offense, for
an average of six points per game.
On defense, Harnack made 30 tackles for
the season, earning 8.3 defensive points per
“Harnack was a very reliable running back
who could make plays in both the run game
and in the passing game,” Cundall said. “He
had a good physical presence on the defensive
side of the ball and was an explosive kick returner.
He helped give our offense a spark with
his speed and experience.”
Junior Kaleb Bigelow made the roster as a
safety on defense and receiver on offense. Bigelow
achieved a total of 75 yards in receiving,
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opening seconds at the 25-yard line. He dodged
tackle after tackle and ran the ball all the way
to the end zone for an incredible 75-yard run.
The Wranglers’ homecoming victory
against Greybull was another highlight.
“It was cool when all the fans started storming
the field, even though that made Coach a
White started playing football at Pinedale
Middle School in sixth grade. He found inspiration
through his father, a high school football
player and member of the University of Utah
Utes. White said that he developed his strong
work ethic from his father, “One of the hardest
working people I know.”
White also looked up to older players in
Pinedale, particularly Class of 2019 alumni
“I wanted to play the same way that (Mc-
Cullough) did – running through people instead
of around them.”
White also credits his teammates for helping
him improve during the season.
“Everyone on the team pushed each other to
be the best they could be,” he said.
White is a multisport athlete and the week
football ended, he was already lacing up ice
skates and hockey pads to play for the Glaciers.
In spring, White trades his ice skates for running
shoes and runs sprints for the track team.
Between a heavy school load, year-round
sports and a summer job, White does not have
a lot of free time. When he does find time for
himself, he heads for the outdoors where he
enjoys fishing and hunting – anything “out in
In school, White’s favorite subject is math
and he is considering a future career in engineering.
At the end of the day, however, football is
“Football definitely hurts a lot more and
takes a lot out of you,” he said. “But it brings
Playing both offense and defense is exhausting,
and White’s advice is to stay mentally focused
on the moment.
“You have to play one down at a time,” he
said. “After that down is over, you forget it and
move on to the next one.”
Despite the challenges the Wranglers faced
this year, White said he would do it all over
again, and plans to play next year.
“If I had a chance, I wouldn’t change anything
about this year,” he said. “The coaches
did really well and the team became a brotherhood,
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an average of 10.7 yards per game. On defense,
he pulled out 31 tackles, 4.4 per game. Twenty
of Bigelow’s 31 tackles were solo tackles and
he averaged 8.9 defensive points per game.
“Bigelow was an intelligent safety and was
a sound tackler defensively,” Cundall said. “He
was a reliable target in the passing game and
a key contributor on special teams. Kaleb was
always willing and able to do his part to help
Carson Gregory, also a junior, was an offensive
center and defensive end this year. Gregory
made a total of 33 tackles, an average of 4.7 per
game. Eight tackles were solo efforts, including
two tackles resulting in a loss of yards and
one quarterback sack behind the line of scrimmage.
Gregory averaged 6.7 defensive points
“Gregory became a key contributor on offense
and defense, made physical blocks up
front and used good technique defensively,”
Cundall said. “He played with speed on the
defensive side of the ball, and was very assignment
sound on the offensive line.”
Dodge Westercamp played offensive guard
and defensive tackle for the team this year.
With a total of 22 tackles, Westercamp averaged
4.6 defensive points and 3.1 tackles per
game. Four of the tackles were solo efforts, and
three resulted in a loss of yards for the opponent.
“Westercamp was an anchor on the offensive
line, created a lot of space for our
run game and was a good physical presence
in the interior of our defense,” Cundall said.
“Westercamp was disruptive to the opponent
on the defensive side of the ball and a key
player on the offensive line.”
Sophomore quarterback Konner Ziegler
rounded out the All-State roster. The young
player rushed a total of 312 yards, 44.6 per
game. As quarterback, Ziegler led in passing
at 38.1 yards per game. Overall, in all-purpose
offense, Ziegler totaled 579 yards, or 82.7 per
game. Ziegler scored 3.4 points per game and
averaged 3.3 defensive points per game with 15
“Ziegler made a lot of plays at the quarterback
position, makes good decisions when executing
the option play and made a lot of strides
as a passer,” Cundall said. “He has a great teamfirst
attitude and showed a lot of improvement
as the season progressed.”