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Cheyenne struggles defensively in falling to California school

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Cheyenne football players Darius Gantt, Devin Tatum and Dylan Power Thursday, July 26, 2012.

The Cheyenne High football team surrendered a kickoff return for a touchdown to open the game Friday against visiting Ayala High of California and never recovered in a 56-32 defeat.

Ayala also had a punt return for a touchdown in the first quarter and Cheyenne had little success defensively in losing for the first time in three games this season.

“We were pretty much in a hole from the beginning,” Cheyenne coach David Cochran said. “On defense we couldn’t stop a cold. We couldn’t stop a nosebleed.”

Cheyenne’s Myloe Lewis rushed 27 times for 180 yards and returned a kickoff to the Ayala 5-yard line to set up a Desert Shields touchdown.

Cheyenne returns to action next week to face rival Canyon Springs. The schools are about two miles apart in North Las Vegas.

“We have to stay focused and get back on the horse,” Cochran said. “If you are going to lose to anyone it might as well be an out-of-town team.”

Ray Brewer can be reached at 990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21.

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