Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 | 12:45 a.m.
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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer engage in a wide-ranging high school football conversation. In addition to their usual recap and upcoming picks, they discuss the area's best kickers.
However, Desert Shields coach David Cochran is quick to point out the victory exposed one of his team’s weaknesses — its slow starts.
Faith Lutheran led 2-0 early after recording a safety, and the game was close at halftime before Cheyenne exploded for more than 30 points in the second half. Last week, in a 62-24 victory against Virgin Valley, Cheyenne only led by eight points at halftime.
With Cheyenne’s next two games against Palo Verde and Arbor View — the top teams in the Northwest Division — another slow start could spell disaster for Cheyenne (4-0 overall, 3-0 Northwest).
“We got trapped again with the slow starts,” Cochran said. “That has been our signature so far. With the meat of our schedule coming up, that isn’t going to work against those tougher teams.”
“We’re ready for those elite teams,” Cochran said.