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Cheyenne stops conversion to beat Faith Lutheran in double overtime

2014 High School Football

Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun

From left, Cheyenne High School football players Erwin Burrell, Kyle Power and Joe Rose July 21, 2014.

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.

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