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High School Football:

Plenty to build on from Canyon Springs’ 28-13 win against Cheyenne

2014 High School Football

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From left, Canyon Springs High School football players Melvin Johnson, Ezequiel Lopez, Zaviontay Stevenson, Bradley Alexander II and Kajuan Casey July 21, 2014.

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The scoreboard showed a dominant victory, though not a blowout. Add in all the points left on the field, though, and Canyon Springs High coach Hunkie Cooper was satisfied with his team’s 2014 debut.

“We thought we were in control of the game,” Cooper said following a 28-13 victory against Cheyenne High.

Whether it was failing to score once they were inside the 5-yard line, fumbling during a big play or committing a penalty that brings back long yardage, Canyon Springs had plenty of first-game mistakes. It also had senior running back Zaviontay Stevenson, who ran for three touchdowns. That was enough to carry them as the defense played solid.

“We gave up some big plays and then overcame those,” Cooper said.

Canyon Springs heads to Arbor View High next week. Cooper is hoping that during practice he’ll be able to find some of those points his team left behind.

“We’re seeing pieces of what we can be but not seeing it consistently yet,” he said.

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