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May 22, 2019

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Arbor View outlasts Cheyenne in four overtimes, 60-58

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Players and coaches on both teams are calling this game something they will never forget.

Arbor View High outlasted host Cheyenne for a 60-58 victory in four overtimes Friday in a game that featured a little bit of everything.

However, when it was all said and done, Steve Burns’ 2-yard touchdown run on a fourth-down play in the fourth overtime went down as the game-winner.

The victory guaranteed that Arbor View, which is one of three undefeated teams in Southern Nevada, will reach the playoffs for the first time since the school opened in 2005.

Fittingly, this was also Arbor View’s first victory against Cheyenne.

“It was a game for the ages,” Arbor View coach Dan Barnson said. “It was one of those defensive coordinator nightmares for both teams.”

Arbor View led 21-8 at halftime and appeared headed to an easy seventh straight win to open the season.

But Cheyenne scored 16 unanswered points to open the second half in starting what turned out to the be one of the best back-and-forth battles on the local gridiron in recent memory.

Arbor View evened the game at 30 with about 90 seconds to play. It missed an extra point that would have sealed the win.

Cheyenne could have won in the second overtime when it scored to even the game at 44. But the Desert Shields elected to try a 2-point conversion instead of an extra point, which failed. Cheyenne hasn’t attempted an extra point all season.

Burns led Arbor View with three touchdowns, Donnie Gaskin carried the ball 23 times for 89 yards and a touchdown, and Henry Hoffend accounted for a pair of scores.

“What a crazy game. That was fun,” Barnson said.

Tyler Spight had six touchdowns for Cheyenne (2-3, 1-3), which likely needs to win its remaining four games to reach the postseason.

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