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May 26, 2019

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Moapa Valley victory against Boulder City sets up rivalry showdown

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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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Quarterback Zach Hymas completed 11-of-20 passes for 212 yards with two touchdowns and Moapa Valley overcame a rough start to cruise to a 52-14 victory against Boulder City tonight.

Boulder City scored the first touchdown and was in good position until Moapa Valley ended the first half with a 66-yard touchdown pass. That strike, said Moapa Valley coach Brent Lewis, was key.

“That seemed to really help us,” Lewis said. “It gave us a lot of momentum going into the second half.”

Moapa Valley dominated in the second half. Junior Kaleb Bodily rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries and Jared Repp scored once with 117 yards on 15 carries.

Overall Moapa Valley’s offense amassed 291 rushing yards and 212 passing yards. That type of balance could be crucial next week when Moapa Valley plays rival Virgin Valley.

“Of course this is a rivalry game,” Lewis said. “This will be billed as one of the biggest games of the year.”

That may be true, but in order to come out on top Lewis said he’ll try to treat it the same as he did tonight’s victory.

“Our preparation won’t change at all,” Lewis said. “We’re focused on the good things Virgin does and we’ll try to make them do other things.”

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