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Chaparral celebrates homecoming with first shutout in six seasons

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Chaparral High football players (from left) Damien Gutherie, Jerome Williamson and Mark Jones before the 2013 season.

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Nothing can kick off homecoming weekend like a victory on the gridiron.

Chaparral earned its first shutout victory in six seasons with a 59-0 victory over Western.

With plenty of Chaparral alumni watching, the Cowboys (2-2) racked up 325 yards on the ground in a dominating victory.

The team also got a visit from legendary coach Bobby Johnson and the 1977 state championship team, including a talk from Bank of Nevada President John Guedry.

“I was impressed with (our players’) respect and interest at these events,” Chaparral coach Bill Froman said. “It’s nice to know their history. They know they have a history here at Chaparral, and they want to be a part of it.”

Richard Nelson had a stellar day for the Cowboys. He rushed for 123 yards on 10 carries with two scores. He also caught a 40-yard touchdown pass and returned a punt 47 yards for a touchdown.

Travis Seiu scored three times on the ground to go with 70 yards.

“It was a good day,” Froman said.

Not so much for Western (0-4).

The Warriors have lost 22 consecutive games, which is coincidentally the number of players on their roster.

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