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July 24, 2016

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Cimarron-Memorial pounds Sierra Vista to close season

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Final push for the postseason

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Cimarron-Memorial’s Demaryae Williams rushed for 324 yards and five touchdowns on 21 carries Thursday night in the Spartans’ 54-26 victory against host Sierra Vista in the season finale for both schools.

Cimarron finished with a 6-4 overall record, but missed the playoffs in the tough Northwest Division. They would have arguably been a playoff team in any other league in town.

“It was one more chance for us to play as a group and show people what the Northwest is all about and what Cimarron football is about,” Spartans coach John Parcells said. “It’s about playing tough football. We have tough games over here every week.”

Cimarron was scheduled to have a bye this week, but picked up the game when Western forfeited against Sierra Vista. Already eliminated from playoff contention, Parcells treated the game like a college football bowl game. He made sure practices were shortened and less intense, and promoted 10 players from the lower level program.

“We tried to make it less of a grind and as much fun as possible,” Parcells said.

Demarlo Lewis had 167 rushing yards for Cimarron and Marques Price returned the game’s opening kickoff for a touchdown to give Cimarron the lead for good.

Senior Matt Murphy had two kickoff returns for a touchdown to lead Sierra Vista.

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