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Pahrump Valley defends home field as usual in win over Eldorado

2016 High School Football

Christopher DeVargas

Members of the Pahrump Valley High football team pose for a photo at the Las Vegas Sun’s high school football media day July 20, 2016 at the South Point. They include, from left, Garrett Monje, Jesse Dillon, Case Murphy, and Riley Sutton.

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Football: There is no close second

Las Vegas Sun sports editors Ray Brewer and Case Keefer ring in the start of football season by discussing some of the valley's top storylines and teams, like Bishop Gorman, Liberty, Arbor View and Desert Pines.

Pahrump Valley coach Joe Clayton expected a strong-season opening effort from his team’s strong senior class.

He may not even have known how smoothly things would go for the Trojans in a 38-10 rout over Eldorado to start the year.

“We always have a great crowd at our home games, and the kids really fed off that,” Clayton said. “They played great.”

Senior running backs Aaron Fuentes and Case Murphy paved the way for Pahrump Valley. Fuentes had eight carries for 101 yards, while Murphy notched five rushing attempts for 38 yards and a touchdown.

Senior Parker Hart threw for a touchdown, connecting with underclassman Nico Velazquez. But the top highlight came when senior Jesse Dillon blocked a punt that his classmate, Daniel Kinkaide, returned for a touchdown.

For Eldorado, quarterback Jaime Rangel registered 223 total yards.

Case Keefer can be reached at 702-948-2790 or [email protected]. Follow Case on Twitter at

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