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Moapa Valley smothers Pahrump Valley

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Moapa Valley High football players (from left) Sam Rebman, Jordan Grow and Mat McDermand before the 2013 season.

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Scoring on four of its first six offensive plays, Moapa Valley never gave visiting Pahrump Valley a chance Friday night.

The Pirates lit up the Trojans, 42-0.

“They tried to play ball control by holding it for six minutes and getting a first down or two so it was a slow game,” Moapa Valley coach Brent Lewis said. “But when we had the ball, we were efficient.”

Glancing over the statistics through four games, all wins, Lewis was taken aback by how much balance the Pirates have shown on offense. Their pass and rush production is nearly a 50-50 split.

It was the passing game that shined against the Trojans, though. Junior quarterback Zach Hymas went 13-for-17 for 233 yards and four touchdowns.

“He was a little jittery and nervous in the first game,” Lewis said, “but he’s gotten a lot better in every one since. He’s really seeing the field and making the reads.”

Jared Repp broke the 100-yard rushing barrier and had two touchdowns for Moapa Valley.

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

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