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September 30, 2014

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Moapa Valley wakes up after slow start to run past Sunrise Mountain

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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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Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer are back with their weekly look at high school football. In this episode, they debate how to rank Arbor View, Palo Verde, Green Valley and Liberty.

The result wasn’t surprising, but the start certainly was.

Before perennial Division 1-A power Moapa Valley thrashed its way to a predictable 42-13 victory Friday night, the Pirates actually trailed Sunrise Mountain. The Miners, which have only won two games in school history, connected on a long pass in their second play of the game and punched in a touchdown shortly after.

“We went right back and scored on our next drive, but I give them credit,” Moapa Valley coach Brent Lewis said. “I thought they played us hard in the first half and gave us some fits up front.”

Leading 14-7 at halftime, Lewis and his staff were forced to implement some adjustments. That’s when the Pirates started rolling.

Jared Repp led the way, scoring four touchdowns and rushing for 233 yards on 20 carries. The triumvirate of Kaleb Bodily, Andrew Huerta and Justin Hughes combined to add more than 150 yards on the ground, and each of them found the end zone.

“We struggled throwing the football tonight and couldn’t get in sync with each other,” Lewis said. “So we came out in the second half and went back to our roots a little, just stuck with the run.”

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

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