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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 ...
Photo: Moapa defenders Landon Willard, left, and Andrew B
Wasted opportunities early haunt Moapa Valley in state championship loss
Saturday, November 17, 2012
high school football: Truckee High of California-Northern Nevada border beats Overton school for fourth straight season in title game
The Moapa Valley High football team appeared to be executing its game plan to near perfection on its first possession Saturday in the Division-IA state title game against three-time defending champion Truckee. Moapa Valley received the ball first and ran nearly 10 minutes off the clock with a 17-play drive. But despite bringing the ball to inside the Truckee 5-yard line, the Pirates had to settle for a field goal and 3-0 lead. The rest of the game followed a similar script. Moapa Valley marched into scoring range several times, but couldn’t convert in producing a result that was all ...
Moapa Valley blanks Lowry to reach seventh straight state championship game
Moapa Valley blanks Lowry to reach seventh straight state championship game
Saturday, November 10, 2012
high school football:
The Moapa Valley High football needed just one play Saturday to take the lead against visiting Lowry High in the Division I-A state semifinals. A double pass from Landon Willard to Sean McConnell went for a 45-yard touchdown, and the Pirates’ defense did the rest in a 43-0 victory.
Photo: Moapa Valley running back Kasen Hughes gets by the
Moapa Valley fights off Mojave to earn spot in Division I-A state semifinals
Friday, November 2, 2012
high school football:
The Moapa Valley High football team typically wins games behind the running of senior tailback Conner Mortensen. However, he’s not the Pirates’ only capable rusher. Take Friday night’s 36-32 victory against visiting Mojave to send the Pirates to the state semifinals for the seventh straight season as an example.
Photo: Moapa Valley running back Conner Mortensen dives i
Moapa Valley blanks Pahrump in playoff opener
Friday, October 26, 2012
high school football:
Conner Mortensen rushed for three touchdowns and added a 67-yard punt return as Moapa Valley cruised to another blowout victory with a 65-0 rout of Pahrump Valley in the opening round of the Division-IA playoffs Thursday.
Photo: Moapa Valley running back Conner Mortensen sprints
Moapa Valley wins ninth straight to secure home-field advantage in playoffs
Saturday, October 20, 2012
high school football:
The Moapa Valley High football team has reached the state title game the past six years. If the second quarter of Friday’s 49-20 victory against host Desert Pines is any indication, the Pirates are in the driver’s seat for a return trip to the title game.
Photo: Moapa Valley High School Principal Grant Hanevold
Moapa Valley hammers Virgin Valley
Friday, October 12, 2012
high school football:
Moapa Valley is keeping the hammer once again. The Pirates won their eighth straight “Hammer Game” against heated rival Virgin Valley Friday night. This one wasn’t even close, as Moapa Valley thrilled its home crowd with a 47-6 blowout victory.
Moapa Valley crushes previously unbeaten Boulder City
Friday, October 5, 2012
high school football:
Boulder City’s undefeated record ended with a violent thud Friday night. Moapa Valley went on the road and walloped the Eagles, cruising to a 45-6 victory.
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Moapa Valley tops Chaparral for sixth straight win
Friday, September 28, 2012
high school football:
Moapa Valley High’s Sean McConnell and Conner Mortensen have been nearly impossible for opposing defensives to stop all season. Friday night was no exception against the visiting Chaparral football team.
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Moapa Valley notches another blowout with 54-0 victory against Sunrise Mountain
Friday, September 21, 2012
high school football:
It was another week of no-doubt football for Moapa Valley, as it took a 42-0 lead into halftime and defeated Sunrise Mountain 54-0 on Friday.
Moapa Valley wins fourth straight game by more than 30 points
Friday, September 14, 2012
high school football:
Make Moapa Valley’s tally 224-32 after Friday night.
Photo: Moapa Valley football players, from left, Conner M
Moapa Valley walks away with unsatisfying 54-19 victory at Faith Lutheran
Friday, September 7, 2012
high school football:
Moapa Valley rushed out to a 32-0 lead at Faith Lutheran and walked away with a 54-19 victory, but it’s not one coach Brent Lewis will remember fondly.

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