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September 2, 2014

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Boulder City takes advantage of short fields in blowout over Western

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Boulder City High football players, from left, Dillon Prach, Jackson Dunagan, Thomas Prach and Sam Woodbury.

It would be easy to look at Boulder City’s 58-0 victory over Western and think the offense had a relatively easy day moving the ball.

It did, but it wasn’t the yardage feast that many would guess.

Thanks to a defensive effort that limited the Western Warrior’s offense to, wait for it, negative-46 yards of offense and zero first downs, many of the Boulder City Eagles’ offensive possessions began in Western (0-2) territory.

“Our kids did their jobs and got back to the ball. They had a lot of problems getting the snap off and our kids got all over them. We shut them down quickly,” Boulder City coach Alex Kazel said. “When you have a short field, it makes your offense score a lot more points.”

No Boulder City (1-1) player rushed for more than 100 yards.

Sam Woodbury was the closest, racking up 74 yards with a pair of touchdowns.

All-City selection Xavier Steel only had 32 yards, but he got in the scoring fun as well. Steel returned a punt 50 yards for a score in the second quarter.

Brooks Roe rushed for 43 yards with a pair of touchdowns, while Nelson VanDiest and Alex Pappageorge and Trenton Carmel also tallied a score each.

Paul Delos Santos can be reached at 990-2416 or mail to [email protected] Follow Paul on Twitter at twitter.com/pauliedelos.

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