Desert Shields rally, end Legacy’s playoff hopes

Cheyenne (4-5, 3-5 Northwest) scored 22 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to defeat visiting Legacy 52-28 and preventing the Longhorns (4-6, 3-5) from gaining a Sunset playoff bid on Friday.

Legacy took a 28-22 halftime lead on four second-quarter touchdown runs by fullback D’Andre Hughes (11, 22, 2, 44 yards). Then

Cheyenne’s defense clamped down and the Desert Shields took control. They went ahead for good on Jalen Walker’s 2-yard TD run and a 2-point conversion for a 30-28 lead.

Kenneth Counts added a 2-yard TD, Saunjay Meyer dashed in from the 3 and Brandon Leu ran back an interception 22-yards for Cheyenne in the final 12 minutes.

Walker also had an 8-yard TD and finished with 82 yards on 13 carries. Drew Calhoun scored on runs of 1 and 10 yards and led Cheyenne with 118 yards on 12 carries.

“We took our medicine in the first half and came out stronger in the second half,” Cheyenne coach David Cochran said. “We went out a winner so that’s good.”

Hughes led the Longhorns with 130 yards on 18 carries.

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