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Two-point conversion gives Boulder City wild OT win over Sunrise Mountain

2014 High School Football

Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun

From left, Boulder City High School football players Jacob Jurgschat, Brooks Roe, Jack Rozycki and Phillip Carmell July 21, 2014.

Quarterback Trenton Carmell is a key figure for Boulder City for many reasons.

One is the confidence Eagles coach Alex Kazel has in him. Kazel also had no shortage of confidence in a two-point conversion play-call that helped win one of the wildest games of the season Thursday night.

Carmell ran for a short touchdown on the second possession of overtime, and with the game hanging in the balance, Kazel decided to go for a win rather than kick an extra point and head to a second overtime. Carmell ran right for a two-point conversion.

Boulder City 49, Sunrise Mountain 48.

“It’s something we practice,” Kazel said of the decisive play. “He had a run-pass option, depending on how they defended us. We were able to seal the edge, and (Carmell) was able to push through for the extra points.”

Carmell’s heroics helped Boulder City (4-2, 2-1 Division I-A Sunrise) overcome a fantastic game from his counterpart, Sunrise Mountain quarterback Damon Heard.

Heard rushed for an overtime TD to give the Miners (0-6) a brief lead.

Tristan Aird can be reached at 702-259-8829 or [email protected]. Follow Tristan on Twitter at

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