Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 | 11:32 p.m.
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.