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Zach Hymas has big night in Moapa Valley victory over Spring Valley

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From left, Moapa Valley High School football players Andrew Huerta, Zach Hymas, Cole Mulcock and R.J. Hubert July 21, 2014.

Moapa Valley went to the air to find a 19-7 opening-night victory over Spring Valley.

Senior quarterback Zach Hymas threw for 270 yards and two touchdowns on 18-for-29 passing as the Pirates led from start to finish.

“We came out and moved the ball pretty well but made some mistakes,” coach Brent Lewis said. “We struggled with our running game but we were throwing pretty well.”

Junior receiver RJ Hubert was Hymas’ favorite target as he hauled in seven catches for 109 yards and a touchdown. Senior running back Kaleb Bodily racked up nine carries for 84 yards and a touchdown.

The Pirates leapt out to a 12-0 lead, but stalled three more times when they got inside the Grizzlies’ 10-yard line. Overall, Moapa Valley out-gained Spring Valley 369-222.

The Grizzlies scored in the fourth quarter to make it 12-7, but Moapa Valley found the end zone on the ensuing drive to put the game out of reach.

“Spring Valley has a big front and that’s not a great matchup for us,” Lewis said. “Our line is still green. If we can coach those guys up, we’re going to be OK.”

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

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