Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 | 11:27 p.m.
Las Vegas Sun sports editors Ray Brewer and Case Keefer recap a particularly memorable week 1 in Las Vegas high school football that included Bishop Gorman obliterated a Texas power and two games between top five teams that came down to the final minute.
Cimarron-Memorial’s Tyree Riley rushed 13 times for 176 yards and two touchdowns as the Spartans cruised to a 41-0 road win over Valley on Friday night.
“It was big for (Riley) to get out and run and realize he’s healthy,” said Cimarron-Memorial coach David Snyder Jr. “Riley was banged up early on in practice this year, twisting his ankle, and didn’t get to play in the scrimmage.”
Spartans quarterback George Tribble struggled through the air, completing only 1-of-5 passes but ran for Cimarron’s first two touchdowns.
Cimarron led only 19-0 at halftime, but senior running back Tyreese Tyler closed the game out in the fourth quarter with 107 yards and two touchdowns on only four carries.
The opening-night win was big for the Spartans after they finished 2-8 last season and are looking for a bounce-back year.
It was Valley's second consecutive time being shut out this season after a 40-0 loss to Durango last Thursday.
“Right now we need confidence and it was a good opponent to get some confidence from,” Snyder said. “Obviously we've got a lot to work on but this is a good start.”