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Moapa Valley lineman Mat McDermand picks UNR over UNLV football
Monday, December 16, 2013
high school recruiting: The 6-foot-6, 265-pound McDermand will be the first in more than a decade from the Overton power to sign with a D-I school
Moapa Valley High two-way lineman Mat McDermand committed to UNR football following an official trip over the weekend, Pirates coach Brent Lewis said. The 6-foot-6, 265-pound McDermand also had scholarship offers from UNLV, UTEP, Southern Utah, Northern Arizona and Dartmouth. He visited UNLV two weekend ago.
Photo: Moapa Valley High football players (from left) Sam
Moapa Valley's run of six straight state title game appearances snapped in semifinals
Saturday, November 16, 2013
high school football:
The Moapa Valley High football team’s undefeated season came to an end today, with the Pirates falling 34-24 to host Churchill County of Fallon in the Division I-A state semifinals. Despite having eight turnovers (including six interceptions), the Pirates (11-1) had a chance to win late in the fourth quarter.
Photo: Moapa Valley High football players (from left) Sam
Moapa Valley survives scare against Virgin Valley, books another trip to state semis
Friday, November 8, 2013
high school football:
Moapa Valley coach Brent Lewis had an eerie feeling about his team’s playoff game against Virgin Valley. While Moapa Valley was victorious in the regular season meeting between the rivals, that game was closely contested and the Virgin Valley offense enjoyed some success. “After we won that first game, I was worried about this game,” Lewis said. “The team that loses has all of the adjustments.” Lewis’ fears, however, didn’t manifest into reality, as the Pirates booked their 10th consecutive trip to the state semifinals, following a 20-13 victory over Virgin Valley.
Photo: Moapa Valley High football players (from left) Sam
Moapa Valley blanks Cheyenne to win playoff opener
Friday, November 1, 2013
high school football:
Zak Hymas completed 9 of 11 passes for 122 yards and three touchdowns today to lead the Moapa Valley High football team to a 47-0 victory against visiting Cheyenne in the first round of the Division 1-A playoffs.
Photo: Moapa Valley High football players (from left) Sam
Moapa Valley still the team to beat, scores quick TDs in topping Desert Pines for Sunrise League title
Friday, October 25, 2013
high school football:
The Moapa Valley High football team scored three touchdowns in the first quarter Thursday against visiting Desert Pines. Desert Pines ran just three plays and trailed 14-0 before even touching the ball. That quick start was all Moapa Valley needed in a 27-13 victory, winning the battle of undefeated teams in the regular season finale to capture the Division I-A Sunrise League title and No. 1 playoff seed.
Photo: Moapa Valley High football players (from left) Sam
Desert Pines-Moapa Valley game could be a state championship preview
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
high school football:
Desert Pines plays at perennial league power Moapa Valley in the Division I-A Sunrise championship game. Both teams are undefeated; both will likely face each other again in the state championship game.
Photo: Moapa Valley High School Principal Grant Hanevold
The hammer stays with Moapa Valley once again
Friday, October 18, 2013
high school football:
Virgin Valley actually outscored Moapa Valley over the final 30 minutes of the game, but the Pirates were able to post an impressive 53-35 win by virtue of a 20-0 lead built at the beginning of the night.
Photo: Moapa Valley High football players (from left) Sam
Moapa Valley victory against Boulder City sets up rivalry showdown
Friday, October 11, 2013
high school football:
Quarterback Zach Hymas completed 11-of-20 passes for 212 yards with two touchdowns and Moapa Valley overcame a rough start to cruise to a 52-14 victory against Boulder City tonight.
Photo: Moapa Valley High football players (from left) Sam
Moapa Valley defense holds strong in win against Chaparral
Friday, October 4, 2013
high school football:
Southern Nevada’s fierce fall winds have ruined plenty of game plans over the years. Luckily Division 1-A powerhouse Moapa Valley always has contingency plans. The Pirates battled less than ideal conditions at Chaparral to win 38-6 Friday night.
Photo: Moapa Valley High football players (from left) Sam
Moapa Valley wakes up after slow start to run past Sunrise Mountain
Friday, September 27, 2013
high school football:
The result wasn’t surprising, but the start certainly was.
Photo: Moapa Valley High football players (from left) Sam
Moapa Valley smothers Pahrump Valley
Friday, September 20, 2013
high school football:
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.
Photo: Moapa Valley High football players (from left) Sam
Moapa Valley leaves little doubt in winning showdown with Mojave
Thursday, September 12, 2013
high school football:
Moapa Valley High is still the team to beat in the Division I-A. The Pirates were expected to receive a challenge today from Mojave, which gave them a big-time scare in last year’s playoffs. However, the Pirates scored the game’s initial five touchdowns in a 35-6 victory.
Photo: Moapa Valley High football players (from left) Sam
Moapa Valley defense stars in win leading up to showdown with Mojave
Saturday, September 7, 2013
high school football:
Nothing will come easy against the Moapa Valley defense this year. The Pirates went 7 1/2 quarters without giving up any points this season until Clark found the end zone late in Saturday’s game. Other than losing a second straight shutout, however, the score was insignificant.
Photo: Moapa Valley High football players (from left) Sam
Moapa Valley's defense holds Cheyenne in check
Thursday, August 29, 2013
high school football:
The Moapa Valley High football team had double-digit passing attempts today in the first half against host Cheyenne and only held a slim touchdown advantage at halftime.
Photo: Moapa Valley High football players (from left) Sam
Led by lineman Mat McDermand, Moapa Valley football expects another strong season
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
high school football:
Moapa Valley High is again one of the high school football teams to beat in the Division-IA. The Pirates have earned their spot as an elite program, reaching the state championship game in eight of the past nine seasons. This year, coach Brent Lewis again likes their chances to make another deep run, but knows those aspirations could hinge on developing a certain group of players. “We are one or two linemen away from being good,” the coach said. “We don’t have a lot of size, but we are getting some of the (small) kids to learn how fight and ...

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