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Boulder City stays perfect with 33-6 win at Pahrump Valley


Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun

Boulder City football players Michael Kelso and D. J. Koopman Thursday, July 26, 2012.

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Boulder City won a total of three games last season.

The Eagles notched their third in three weeks to open the 2012 season Friday night at Pahrump Valley. Boulder City used another multipronged running attack and shutdown defensive effort to put Pahrump Valley away 33-6.

“It’s a great start,” Boulder City coach Alex Kazel said. “We’re happy about it, but we’ve still got a lot of work to do.”

Although Friday’s game marked the largest margin of victory yet for the Eagles, Kazel said it was their worst performance. He was unhappy about allowing a touchdown in the first quarter that made the score 15-6.

But the competitiveness was short-lived as Boulder City got in the end zone twice before halftime to go up 30-6. J.D. Owens, who had nine carries for 31 yards, and D.J. Koopman, who recorded 11 rushes for 92 yards, scored the two touchdowns to pull Boulder City away. Michael Kelso also caught a touchdown pass from Joe Miller, who threw for 113 yards.

The Eagles also took the opening kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown.

“We didn’t have a particularly great game,” Kazel said. “It was our first road trip. It was long. I don’t know what it was, but we weren’t clean. We weren’t as sharp as we were in the first two games tonight.”

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