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Tyray Collins flips the ball after scoring against Rancho on Saturday.

Tyray Collins flips the ball after scoring against Rancho on Saturday.

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Tyray Collins flips the ball after scoring against Rancho on Saturday.

Danny Hubley, Staff Writer

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There wasn’t much rest for Chaparral, coming off of a big 63-0 victory over Rancho. The Cowboys are set to return to the field against Desert Oasis on Thursday – five days after the big win.

The game also serves as the Cowboys (4-1) annual Homecoming game and is scheduled for a 7 p.m. kick-off.

Chaparral coach Paul Nihipali managed to get his starters rest Saturday due to the lopsided nature of the game. The rest, combined with good fortune, allowed Nihipali to have his team practice in pads Monday in hopes to getting back into a specific rhythm.

“We’re gonna pad up [Monday] and make sure we get our chemistry and make sure we get our timing back,” he said.

While Chaparral sits as one of 3A’s top teams – Nevada Preps ranks the Cowboys as the second best team in 3A – Desert Oasis (0-4) is on the opposite end. The Diamondbacks are coming off of a 49-20 loss to Durango Saturday and average 6.5 points per game. Desert Oasis also has been shut out twice this season.

In typical fashion, Nihipali stressed that the game is not a guarantee or easy. He simply wants his team to play hard for the entire game regardless of the other team’s record.

“It doesn’t matter who we play,” Nihipali said. “We are gonna play ‘til the clock hits zero, with our same swagger and attitude. This game is like every game we play.”

Tyray Collins sits third in yards in the 3A Sunrise Division. Collins rushed for 453 yards on 23 carries. He also has eight rushing touchdowns this season, which is tied for the state lead across all divisions.

Following this game, Chaparral kicks off its division play with a trip to Moapa Valley. The game against Desert Oasis is the final home game for the Cowboys until Senior Night against Virgin Valley on Oct. 19

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