Las Vegas dominated the opening half Friday by scoring 19 points, then scored three third-quarter touchdowns Saturday to win 47-0. It was the consecutive win for the Wildcats in the series.
The Bengals’ defense maintained control throughout, causing four turnovers and sacking Valley quarterback Sean Norwood five times for a loss of 35 yards.
Senior Daniel Paonessa blocked an extra point in the third quarter that would’ve tied the game, and Basic went on to win 13-12 at Durango on Friday.
Joshua Rose fired two of his four TD passes to Mike Reed — both at crucial points in the second half to answer Spartan scores — and Reed answered by overpowering defenders to come up with the catch each time to help Cheyenne hang on to a 35-19 season-opening victory.