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Boulder City runs for more than 500 yards in victory

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Boulder City High School football players Tyler Washburn and Thomas Shelley.

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Teams that play Boulder City this season will need to prepare for a parade of running backs.

The Eagles gave a sneak peak of their strategy Friday night in a season-opening 50-12 blowout victory over the Meadows. Six players rushed for more than 45 yards and combined for 504 yards.

“I expect all of them to carry the ball all year,” Boulder City coach Alex Kazel said. “It’s a nice mix, and I expect them all to contribute, not just one person. They all bring something different.”

Corbet Fleming and Xavier Steel led Boulder City on its first night of action. Fleming carried the ball nine times for 135 yards and a touchdown, while Steele scored twice and had 106 total yards.

Billy Viera had the longest run of the night with a 92-yard rush in the fourth quarter. Billy Barth also recovered a fumble in the end zone during the night’s final stanza.

“Our goal was to go out and be a physical team,” Kazel said. “They are a passing spread team and we wanted to be the physical team. We made some errors, but a lot of things were covered up because we were being aggressive.”

Boulder City took a 22-0 lead in the contest and only built the score from there. It was 37-12 heading into the first quarter.

Case Keefer can be reached at 948-2790 or [email protected]. Follow Case on Twitter at twitter.com/casekeefer.

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