Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 | 10:42 p.m.
The Jaguars struggled offensively in the first half, scoring only 12 points, but the defense shut Cheyenne out to give Desert Pines a 12-0 halftime lead.
“We were a little sloppy in the first half,” coach Tico Rodriguez said. “In the second half we were able to move the ball a little bit better when we picked up our tempo. They blitzed a lot and we made some adjustments to make them pay for it.”
Randal Grimes found receiver Tony Fields for a deep touchdown pass to break the game open and seal the win for Desert Pines.
Despite early-season setbacks — including a blowout loss to Liberty — the Jaguars are still in great position to win the 3A Sunset League.
“We are still a work in progress, to be honest,” Rodriguez said. “We are just trying to improve every day as a team and that’s the goal.”
The win, coupled with Sunrise Mountain’s loss to Pahrump Valley, gives the Jaguars sole possession of first place in the division at 6-1 (3-0).