Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 | 1:11 a.m.
Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer compare the run Moapa Valley is on in the Division 1-A to the one Bishop Gorman has put together this season in the upper decision. Other familiar arguments arise, including a debate on whether Arbor View should be considered as the second-best team in the state. Give us your thoughts in the comments.
Canyon coach Hunkie Cooper was effusive in his praise, especially for the defense. "You could hear them playing, and that's a sign the intensity was there," he said.
Cooper also credited starting quarterback Stevie Farmer with effective early passing, receiver Diamante Luna and Michael Gayden, who blocked a punt and caught a big fourth down pass near the end zone.
The Pioneers got a scare when star running back D.J. Pumphrey came up limping in the first half. Cooper said it was a shot to the shin and isn't serious. Pumphrey ran for a touchdown and kicked a field goal.
Canyon Springs plays Valley next week at home.