Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 | 11:59 p.m.
Moapa Valley doesn’t always have a chance to work on its passing game during in-game scenarios, given how many of the Pirates’ victories are running-clock blowouts that get out of hand early.
Zach Hymas made sure to put in some good work Saturday in a 54-0 road win over Rancho.
Hymas, a 6-foot-3 senior with scholarship offers from Southern Utah and Weber State, completed 7 of 14 passes for 224 yards and four touchdowns. He connected on first-half TDs of 52 yards to Cole Mulcock, 43 yards to R.J. Hubert, 10 yards to Jay Mortensen and finally an 81-yarder to Mulcock.
“I think overall we were pretty sharp,” Moapa Valley coach Brent Lewis said. “We kind of came out focused on our passing game early.
“We have some explosive kids, and when we get them in the open field, Zach’s pretty accurate getting the ball to them. It was good to see.”
Moapa Valley (5-0, 2-0 Division I-A Sunrise) also got a 47-yard touchdown run by Kaleb Bodily, an 85-yard kickoff return for a TD by Hubert and a 5-yard TD run by Sterling Simmons.
Bodily racked up 105 yards on only six carries, and Mulcock had 151 yards on three catches.
“I certainly don’t think we’re where we need to be yet,” Lewis said. “But we’re just trying to get better in all phases and hopefully peak at the right time.”
Rancho, which is playing an independent schedule, fell to 0-5.