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October 15, 2019

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After Moapa Valley got its wake-up call, Pirates handle Hurricane of Utah

2016 High School Football

Christopher DeVargas

Members of the Moapa 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, Cameron Larsen, Dalyn Leavitt and Dayton Wolfley.

His perennial power high school football team surrendered an early touchdown. The week prior it was lethargic in a season opening loss.

So, Moapa Valley High coach Brent Lewis got vocal with his players on the sideline with hopes of motivating them. It worked.

“I got in their face and they responded,” Lewis said. “We took control from that point on.”

Moapa Valley scored on its next possession and didn’t look back in a 25-13 victory against Hurricane of Utah. Jacob Leavitt had three touchdowns and the Pirates scored 25 unanswered points to even their record at 1-1.

Leavitt was on the receiving end of a 61-yard double pass on the first play on the second half to help the Pirates pull away.

Hurricane didn’t score again until the final minutes of the game.

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