high school football:

Sunrise Mountain clamps down defensively against Pahrump Valley


Christopher DeVargas

Members of the Sunrise Mountain High School football team, from left, Te’Andre Love, Logan Rollins, Jose Lara and Anthony Proby pose for a portrait at the Las Vegas Sun’s high school football media day August 2, 2017, at the South Point.

Fri, Oct 13, 2017 (11:27 p.m.)

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Hammer, bell, bowl, bulls, roses and more. Ray Brewer and Case Keefer discus the numerous rivalry games taking place across the valley in this week's slate of high school football games.

Sunrise Mountain had made incremental improvements on defense all season.

It paid off in a big way for the Miners Friday night in a home game against Pahrump Valley. They turned impenetrable, practically shutting out the Trojans until a late touchdown made the Miners settle for a 41-6 win.

“I didn’t know they were going to play that well,” Sunrise Mountain coach Chris Sawyers said. “Not that I was surprised but they played really, really well against a quirky offense from Pahrump. Pahrump’s kids are really tough.”

Sunrise Mountain was not intimidated, as it racked up six turnovers and let the defensive dominance lead the way to victory. Logan Rollins and Anthony Cole-Green piled up more than 10 tackles apiece, and cleared the way for their teammates to do even more damage.

Xavier Kyles and Te’andre Love each forced turnovers on defense, in addition to starring on offense. They both had around 100 receiving yards, with Love catching two touchdowns and Kyles hauling in one.

Quarterback Tyree Hayes threw for more than 200 yards, while Travyon Ward rushed for more than 200 yards.

Case Keefer can be reached at 702-948-2790 or [email protected]. Follow Case on Twitter at twitter.com/casekeefer

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