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May 24, 2019

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high school football:

Boulder City’s Balmer has 4 TDs in win over Western

LVSUN HSFB Media Day 2018

Christopher DeVargas

Members of the Boulder City 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, Thorsten Balmer, Michael Kaposta, Parker Reynolds and Jimmy Dunagan.

Thorsten Balmer carried the ball 16 times for 169 yards and four touchdowns tonight for the Boulder City High football team in a 41-3 victory against visiting Western.

It was the third straight win for the Eagles, who last season played an independent schedule to help develop its program. The strategy appears to have worked.

“This group of kids has been competitive," Boulder City coach Chris Morelli said of his sophomore-dominated team. “Last year as freshmen, they went 8-1 or 7-1. They have that winning mentality. They expect to win. They won’t lay down.”

Gino Carroll had eight rushes for 55 yards and a touchdown. Parker Reynolds passed for 70 yards and a touchdown, connecting with Jimmy Dunagan for the score.

Next week, Boulder City hosts Virgin Valley to open league play.

Ray Brewer can be reached at 702-990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21