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Rare points: Moapa Valley’s safety on opening kickoff helps beat Boulder City

LVSUN HSFB Media Day 2018

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 Tuesday July 31, 2018 at the Red Rock Resort and Casino. They include, from left, Hayden Redd, Derek Reese and Luke Bennett.

Luke Bennett completed 8 of 15 passes for 100 yards and three touchdowns today for the Moapa Valley football team in a 30-7 victory against host Boulder City.

The Pirates took a 2-0 lead on opening kickoff when the Boulder City kick returner fumbled on a failed reverse attempt and the ball went out of the back of endzone.

Bennett also rushed for a touchdown for Moapa Valley, which won its seventh straight game.

Moapa Valley, though, led just 9-7 at halftime and punted the ball seven times. Coach Brent Lewis couldn’t recall a game in his nearly two decades with the Pirates where they’ve punted as much.

In the second half, “we came out like a totally different team,” Lewis said.

Derek Reese, Josh Cox and Chase Hoy had receiving touchdowns.

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