Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 | 11:23 p.m.
Pahrump Valley’s defense stopped visiting Cheyenne three times today on the 1-yard line.
Then, the Trojans went on a 99-yard scoring drive to take a two-touchdown lead en route to a crucial 20-12 victory in the Division I-A Sunset.
The win gives Pahrump a 2-2 record in the league. Seven of the league’s eight teams have at least two wins, meaning a loss would have put Pahrump’s playoff chances at slim.
Deon Estes scored all three of Pahrump’s touchdowns, linebacker Sam Tucsnak recorded 17 tackles and Case Murphy had an important interception to preserve the lead.
“We needed that,” Pahrump coach Joe Clayton said. “It was a really, really good game today.”
Pahrump’s strategy was to establish the running game and control the clock.
“We were running the ball at 4 or 5 yards a crack,” Clayton said. “Time was coming off the clocks. Scoring was a bonus.”
Devlin Dillon also had double-digit tackles for Pahrump with 12.