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Cheyenne’s defense stifles Faith Lutheran in 40-14 victory

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Cheyenne football players Darius Gantt, Devin Tatum and Dylan Power Thursday, July 26, 2012.

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It’s hard for a running back to score five touchdowns and not be the star of the show, but Cheyenne's defense was just that good in a 40-14 victory at Faith Lutheran on Friday.

Three interceptions. Five sacks. A couple of fumble recoveries. Those were the plays that defined this decisive knockout.

“Our kids bought into the system and went out there and executed,” assistant coach Sam Norris said.

Cheyenne led 20-0 at halftime and never relented. In an important game for both teams in terms of playoff seeding implications, Cheyenne left no doubt in moving to 4-0 in league play. Faith Lutheran fell to 2-2 in Division I Sunset play.

Cheyenne’s Myloe Lewis amassed 244 yards and five touchdowns on 20 carries. That rushing with this defense makes this team a tough draw as it works to get better every week.

“We know what we’re capable of every week,” Norris said. “… Piece by piece this team’s just been getting better. Our kid’s have been working hard and believing in what we’re trying to do.”

Taylor Bern can be reached at 948-7844 or [email protected]. Follow Taylor on Twitter at twitter.com/taylorbern.

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