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Cheyenne advances in playoffs by crushing Virgin Valley

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Is the short week unfair for playoff teams?

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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer are pumped up for all the high-stakes games going down Thursday night. But why can't they be played on Friday?

Cheyenne’s opening-round playoff game played out much like the majority of its regular season matchups.

Myloe Lewis ran wild uncontrollably, which led to a lopsided victory. Behind more than 250 yards and four touchdowns from Lewis, Cheyenne defeated Virgin Valley 44-14.

“I think the kids were overly excited and got caught up in the hype,” Cheyenne coach David Cochran said. “We made some mistakes and turnovers that we need to cut down on. But once we settled down, we controlled the game.”

The Desert Shields trailed 7-6 for a brief period in the first quarter. After Lewis scored on the opening drive, Cheyenne committed its first of three turnovers on the night.

Virgin Valley capitalized and scored on a short field. The deficit forced Cheyenne to break out of its funk. The Desert Shields put the game out of reach by the early third quarter.

Unlike some of their games this season, it wasn’t a one-man show for the Desert Shields. Although Lewis again shined for Cheyenne, several others got in on the fun.

Most notably, fellow senior Devin Tatum scored two touchdowns. Cheyenne will host Boulder City in the second round next week.

“They’re going to be tough,” Cochran said. “They run that double-wing offense and got some good lineman. We know a little about them.”

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

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