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Moapa Valley crushes previously unbeaten Boulder City

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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer dish on all things Las Vegas high school football again this week. Among the debates, other than the usual picks segment, are whether it's acceptable for an NFL player to introduce his high school alma mater instead of his college.

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.

“The kids wanted to make a statement,” Moapa Valley coach Brent Lewis said. “They were up for this game and they played confident. I don’t think we played our best game, but we pretty much kept them in check.”

The usual suspects contributed the most production for Moapa Valley. Conner Mortensen rushed for 147 yards and multiple touchdowns, while Kasen Hughes also eclipsed the century mark.

Hughes was even more impressive on the defensive end, where he led the Pirates to a complete shutdown of the Eagles offense that had clicked for much of the season.

“They tried to run inside on us with that double wing and there were just too many bodies,” Lewis said. “That’s pretty much what we were trying to do — pile it up and not let them get loose.”

Xavier Steel did break free for a couple long runs for Boulder City, but those were outliers.

The Pirates accomplished what they set out to do — reaffirm that they’re the Southern Nevada team to beat in the Division I-A.

Case Keefer can be reached at 948-2790 or case.keefer@lasvegassun.com. Follow Case on Twitter at twitter.com/casekeefer.

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