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kickoff 2016:

Sunrise Mountain QB Wright dazzles in win at Boulder City

2016 High School Football

Christopher DeVargas

Members of the Sunrise Mountain 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, Ja’Twion Farmer, Daltyn Pytrysson, Stephen Wright Jr., Dalwin Spates, and Earl Garrett.

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Sunrise Mountain High racked up 545 yards of total offense Friday night in Boulder City, as it cruised past the Eagles 39-6.

Miners junior quarterback Stephen Wright completed 19 of 24 passes for 354 yards and four touchdown passes.

“He’s our facilitator,” Sunrise Mountain Coach Chris Sawyers said. “He’s a great athlete and a great dual-threat guy, but more importantly he’s a phenomenal leader. If he stays healthy he’s going to open some eyes this year.”

Claude Moore led the Miners on the ground with 109 yards and a touchdown run.

Sunrise Mountain also had three touchdowns called back in the first half due to penalties.

“Tonight feels a little unsatisfying because obviously we got it done but we had an opportunity to put the game away before halftime and didn’t do it,” Sawyers said.

The defense held Boulder City to 31 total yards and pitched a shutout. The Eagles' lone touchdown came on a kick return.

Linebacker Dalwin Spates finished with nine tackles and a sack.

The Miners are off to a good start and will host Virgin Valley next Friday.

“Winning for this team is the norm now,” Sawyers said. “That’s what we expect.”

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