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Moapa Valley grinds up Sunrise Mountain

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.

After a slow start, Moapa Valley began handing the ball to running back Braeden St. John, and that led to a 48-6 win over Sunrise Mountain on Friday.

Turnovers curtailed two of the Pirates’ first three possessions, but St. John righted the ship by running for 115 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 10 carries.

“We started a little slow in the first quarter,” Moapa Valley head coach Brent Lewis said, “but our running game has been our go-to all season.”

St. John has run for 518 yards and 13 touchdowns on the year.

Moapa Valley is now 6-1 with a trip to Boulder City on the schedule next week. Sunrise Mountain fell to 1-5.

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

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