Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 | 11:51 p.m.
There were no first-game errors on this night.
The Cheyenne High football team led from start to finish in a 24-14 victory against visiting Del Sol, erasing the bad taste in their mouths after a sluggish performance last week against Cimarron-Memorial.
Cheyenne (1-1) was the last team in the state to open its season, starting last week when several teams were already in their third game. The result was a mistake-filled 34-8 loss to Cimarron.
That was far from the case against Del Sol (2-2).
“Everybody had a head start on us this year,” Cheyenne coach David Cochran said. “They all looked rusty coming out of the gate, too. That was the case with us.”
Beating a team of Del Sol’s caliber — the Dragons lost in the state finals last year and are a perennial Southeast Division power — is a big confidence builder for Cheyenne.
“We knew it would be a slugfest,” Cochran said. “We just got a couple of breaks and our kids played well enough to pull it out.”