Desert Shields score 50 points in final three quarters to rout Crusaders


Eighth-ranked Cheyenne (4-0, 3-0 Northwest) overcame challenging first-half field position and 21 penalties to score 50 points in the final three quarters on the way to a 50-9 road win over Faith Lutheran on Friday.

Cheyenne got more than 100 yards rushing and three touchdowns apiece from Tyler Spight and Kenneth Counts on their way to a 400-yard night on the ground.

Faith Lutheran (1-3, 1-3) scored on a safety on the second play of the game and twice pinned the Desert Shields inside their own 3-yard line, but struggled to take advantage. The Crusaders’ Gino DeGeorge passed for 151 yards and Trey Jasonek ran for a touchdown.

Cheyenne 50, Faith Lutheran 9
Cheyenne            0   12   18   20    –50
Faith Lutheran    2     0     0     7      –9
First Quarter
F—Safety.
Second Quarter
C—D. Power 27 pass from T. Power (run failed)
C—Spight 25 pass from T. Power (pass failed).
Third Quarter
C—Lewis 76 run (pass failed).
C—Lewis 16 run (pass failed).
C—Lewis 27 run (run failed).
Fourth Quarter
F—Jasonek 4 run (Gonzales kick).
C—Spight 58 run (run failed).
C—Spight 2 run (run failed).
C—Leu 21 pass from Smith (Counts run).
Individual Statistics
RUSHING—Cheyenne, Spight 11-139, Lewis 11-124, Counts 5-76, Buchanan 8-57, T. Power 2-13, Haigler 1-9, Tatum 1-7, Smith 1-1. Faith Lutheran, Mays 6-27, DeGeorge 8-8, Dupree 1-8, Pearson 1-8, Jasonek 1-4,  Gonzales 1-0, Balva 1-(minus 15).
PASSING—Cheyenne, T. Power 4-5-0 68, Smith 3-4-0 59. Faith Lutheran, DeGeorge 8-17-1 151, Balva 5-7-0 42.
RECEIVING—Cheyenne, D. Power 3-65, Counts 2-31, Spight 2-31. Faith Lutheran, Mays 4-51, Dupree 2-49, Pryatel-Farmer 4-32, Bishel 3-31, Solis 4-23, Daykin 1-4, Gonzales 2-1.