The teams for the American Implement Wild West Bowl V– to be played in Dodge City this Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium – have been set.
Competing for the Six-Man State Championship at 4 p.m. will be the Cheylin Cougars and the Moscow Wildcats. The Consolation game will be played between the Golden Plains Bulldogs and the Cunningham Wildcats at 1 p.m.
American Implement is the title sponsor for the second year for the Wild West Bowl.
"We’re thrilled to have American Implement join us to provide the Wild West Bowl," said American Implement in a news release. "This championship event reaches communities throughout western Kansas and having American Implement as our title sponsor helps provide an excellent event that impacts so many people."
The Championship Game is a rematch of last year’s Six-Man State Championship as Cheylin and Moscow enter the match-up with impressive records.
Cheylin enters the Championship Game at (8- 0), defeating Golden Plains in the semifinals last Friday night by a score of (61-14). Moscow enters the Championship Game with a (6-1) record on the season after defeating Cunningham at home (58- 12) in the semifinals last Saturday.
The Consolation Game will be the first time Cunningham and Golden Plains have faced off.
Golden Plains enters the consolation game with a (3-3) record to face off against Cunningham entering the game also boasting a (6-1) record.
Tickets for the event will be $10 adults, $5 students – available at the south ticket booth.
Tickets are good for both games. Gates open at 11:30 a.m.
For more information on the Wild West Bowl go to www.dodgecity.org/dcsc.
COVID-19 implications: Due to the governor’s Executive Order and Dodge City USD 443 operations plan, these games will be a masked event, as spectators are expected to wear a mask, unless they can social distance while seated in the stands.
The expectations are to wear them while entering the stadium and leaving the stands, to use restrooms, concessions or exiting the stadium If a team cannot compete in the championship game, the team it defeated will play in the championship game and there will not be a 3rd place game.
If this happens, the championship game will be scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Oct. 31.