NCHS’s Russell Beau glances back as he runs into the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of the 2023 Oil Bowl on Friday, Sept. 15 at NCHS. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City News)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Natrona County High School Mustangs handily kept possession of the Oil Bowl trophy after routing crosstown rival Kelly Walsh High School 37–0 on Friday night at Cheney Alumni Field.

NCHS was on the board early in the first quarter and never looked back.

The game was delayed temporarily after a tense moment when NCHS junior Tanner Hagar was injured after a tackle. He was eventually taken off the field.

NCHS’s Josh May watches with teammates after Tanner Hagar was injured after a tackle at the 2023 Oil Bowl. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City News)

The Mustangs now lead the Oil Bowl series 46–13 in its 59-year history.

NCHS will next play at Cheyenne South on Friday, Sept. 22, while KWHS will host Gillette.