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Pahrump Valley makes statement with 38-12 win over Cheyenne

LVSUN HSFB Media Day 2018

Christopher DeVargas

Members of the Pahrump 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, Zach Trieb, Tyler Floyd and Josh Belcher.

Three Pahrump Valley players ran for more than 100 yards in the Trojans’ 38-12 home win over Cheyenne on Friday.

Casey Flennory led the way with 126 yards on 18 carries, and Nico Velazquez was right behind with 104 yards on 21 carries. Joey Koenig made the most of his attempts as well, logging 100 yards on eight carries.

“We ran the ball like we normally do,” Pahrump coach Joe Clayton said. “We got 18 first downs, and more than anything we controlled the clock. We had 360 yards rushing on the night and we kept the ball out of their hands.”

Clayton said Pahrump Valley approached Cheyenne as a big game, and his players responded — with a little help from the home crowd.

“Everybody always talks about how well we play at home, and it was exactly that,” he said. “We came out with a bang. The boys knew there were big implications for us, whether we’re going to win league or not. This was the best game we’ve played all year.”

Pahrump Valley is now 3-3 overall and 2-0 in the 3A Sunset League. The Trojans will have another big game next week, when they travel to take on league contender Del Sol (3-1, 1-1).

Mike Grimala can be reached at 702-948-7844 or [email protected]. Follow Mike on Twitter at twitter.com/mikegrimala.

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