On opening night in Kansas, Riverside didn't lose a step against their in-county rivals.
With young players stepping into some big shoes, the Cyclones bested an experienced Doniphan West squad, 32-27.
There were four lead changes in the final quarter, but big plays by the likes of quarterback Andrae McGaughy gave the Cyclones the edge.
Riverside improves to 1-0 while the Mustangs start 2012 with the loss.
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