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September 1, 2014

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Cheyenne heads into playoffs on high note

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Thoughts on realignment, Centennial's challenge and Green Valley's latest romp

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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer touch on every high school football team in the valley and more on this week's episode. The topics, rants and disagreements are at an all-time high, so brace your ears and get ready to take sides.

Since the beginning of the season, Cheyenne was regarded as one of the teams to beat in the new Division 1A.

Cheyenne coach David Cochran has attempted to shield his team from the praise, an approach that has paid off in a major way. The Desert Shields finished their regular season with a fifth straight win Friday night, ruthlessly swatting Clark 72-0.

“I’m old school, I just believe everything is a process,” Cochran said. “You can’t get caught up in the hype. You’ve got to stay the course.”

Cheyenne locked up a No. 1 seed in the playoffs. It will host Virgin Valley in a first-round game Thursday.

“They’ve won a few games, but they’ve got to come to our house,” Cochran said. “It’s time to get the job done.”

Virgin Valley will face an uphill battle attempting to stop Player of the Year candidate Myloe Lewis, who rushed for six touchdowns and nearly 300 yards against Clark.

As dominant as Lewis was on offense, Dylan Power had a game just as memorable on the other side of the ball. Power had four sacks and countless more tackles.

“He’s really coming into his own,” Cochran said.

Case Keefer can be reached at 948-2790 or [email protected]. Follow Case on Twitter at twitter.com/casekeefer.

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