Cheyenne’s Marcus Sullivan rushed for 160 yards, including touchdowns of 65 and 35 yards in the fourth quarter, and the Desert Shields advanced in the Sunset Region with 32-7 win over visiting Bonanza on Friday.
Cheyenne (10-1), which scored 26 points in the second half, advanced to play Bishop Gorman (11-1) at 7 p.m. Friday. Bonanza finished 6-5.
The Desert Shields led 6-0 after halftime on Jordan Butler’s 5-yard run and a couple of key defensive stops. Bonanza failed to score on a 14-play drive in the first quarter when Damien Proby sacked Bengals quarterback Sterling Sprau on fourth-and-goal at the Cheyenne 7-yard line. Bonanza also came up empty on a 12-play drive in the second quarter.
The Desert Shields made it a runaway in the second half. Terrence Brison, who rushed for 71 yards on seven carries, broke several tackles to score on a 47-yard run midway through the third quarter. Sullivan’s 65-yard TD run came on Cheyenne’s first play of the fourth quarter, and Brison’s 2-point conversion run made it 20-0.
Bonanza ended the shutout with a 48-yard TD pass from Sprau to Aaron Simon with 7:57 to play.
Sullivan answered with his second TD run, and Greg Lawson scored for Cheyenne on a 29-yard fumble return.