Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 | 12:40 a.m.
Moapa Valley coach Brent Lewis wanted to make a point of starting fast from the opening kickoff Friday night.
“Last year, we came out kind of flat and gave up a touchdown to start the game against Sunrise Mountain,” he said.
There were no such problems this time.
The Pirates amassed a 36-0 first-quarter lead on their way to a 56-6 blowout of the Miners.
The onslaught began with an 8-yard touchdown run by Kaleb Bodily, followed by a 20-yard TD run by Bodily, a 43-yard TD pass from Zach Hymas to Cole Mulcock, a 40-yard TD run by Bodily, a safety and a 30-yard TD run by Bodily.
“We came out firing on all cylinders, so it was good to see,” Lewis said.
Defensively, Moapa Valley (4-0) held Sunrise Mountain (0-4) to minus-40 yards rushing.
“We were pretty dominant tonight,” Lewis said. “We had guys in the backfield all night.”
Bodily finished with 107 yards on only five carries.
Trystin Beal ran for 88 yards and two touchdowns on 10 attempts for Moapa Valley, which also got 38 yards rushing from Nate Cox and 37 from Chase Traasdahl.
Pirates quarterback Hymas completed 5 of 7 passes for 96 yards, connecting with Mulcock twice for 46 yards.