Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun
Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 | 10:50 p.m.
Boulder City coach Alex Kazel gave a short answer when asked what he liked about what he saw from his team tonight against Rancho.
"Can I get a no comment?" he said.
Kazel was joking — sort of — but he definitely wasn't in much of a mood to praise the Eagles after watching them turn over the ball four times and rack up 13 penalties for 125 yards. Despite the mistakes, Boulder City (2-1) won, 32-13, over the winless Rams (0-3).
"It's not often you turn the ball over four times and still win," Kazel said. "Give Rancho credit, they played hard. They only turned the ball over once. For us, there were too many penalties, too many mistakes."
Still, the Eagles never trailed. They scored first on a 32-yard pass from Trenton Carmell to junior receiver Troy Wilborn, then tacked on another touchdown on a 1-yard sneak by Carmell to take a 16-0 lead in the first quarter. Rancho got on the board with a touchdown in the second quarter, but Boulder City answered with two more touchdowns and held off the Rams.
The game was Boulder City's last tune-up before beginning league play next week at Del Sol. Rancho travels to Virgin Valley.
"It's better that we had a night like that before we got into league," Kazel said.