Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 | 11:46 p.m.
The Cheyenne High football team overcame a double-digit fourth quarter deficit today against host Faith Lutheran, winning 38-37 in double overtime after stopping a 2-point conversion attempt to end the game.
Cheyenne’s Laron Perkins scored the winning touchdown on a reception from Anthony McConnico in overtime and Kamareeon Counts kicked the extra point to give Cheyenne a 38-31 lead.
On Faith Lutheran’s possession, Mark Rubalcaba scored his second touchdown of the game on a 10-yard reception. Faith Lutheran’s attempt to win the game with a conversion run, though, was stopped by Cheyenne.
Cheyenne improves to 2-0 in the Division I-A Sunset, while defending state champion Faith Lutheran falls to 0-2.
Cheyenne trailed most of the night, falling behind 17-6 at halftime and by 18 points in the third quarter before mounting the comeback.
David Walker carried the ball 23 times for 127 yards and a touchdown for Cheyenne. McConnico completed 6 of 10 passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns, and Zavieh Harrell had two touchdowns for the Desert Shields.
Chris Marshall rushed for two touchdowns and 105 yards for Faith Lutheran.