Lewis has led the Desert Shields in rushing in each of their games during a 3-0 start. He ran for 280 yards and three touchdowns in a 62-24 drubbing of Virgin Valley on Friday night.
“I tried to keep him a secret for as long as I could,” Cheyenne coach David Cochran jokingly said. “But I can’t do it anymore.”
Cheyenne’s two more heralded running backs entering the season, Kenneth Counts and Tyler Spight, each gained more than 100 yards against the Bulldogs as well.
Opponents likely shudder at the thought of Cheyenne’s double wing formation, which features all three speedsters in the game at the same time.
“It’s pretty much pick who you want to try and stop,” Cochran said.
Virgin Valley and Cheyenne engaged in a close battle through the first two quarters. The Desert Shields stopped the Bulldogs at the one-yard line before halftime to hold on to a 24-16 lead.
But then they exploded in the final 24 minutes, forcing three turnovers and scoring points at will.
“It was just getting the offense rolling a little bit,” Cochran said. “We also made some adjustments defensively.”