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May 19, 2019

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Cheyenne back on track with victory against Shadow Ridge

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The Cheyenne football team snapped a two-game losing streak Friday with a 36-13 victory against host Shadow Ridge.

Tyler Spight had three touchdowns to pace the Desert Shields (5-2 overall, 4-2 Northwest), including touchdowns on a 90-yard run and a 60-yard pass.

Cheyenne, which lost to Palo Verde and Arbor View in consecutive weeks prior to playing Shadow Ridge, spent the week in practice playing more physical, assistant coach Sam Norris said.

“We worked really hard in practice on being physical and trying to get our identity back,” Norris said. “We had to get our momentum back by being more aggressive.”

Kenneth Counts, who missed the last two games, had two touchdowns for Cheyenne, scoring on a 40-yard pass and a short run.

Cheyenne plays Mojave next week for its homecoming game, then plays Centennial on Oct. 28 to close the regular season in a game that will likely determine the final two playoff spots of the Northwest. The No. 3 seed would play at Desert Oasis, while the No. 4 seed would have to face two-time defending state champion Bishop Gorman.

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