Sunrise Mountain dominates from start to finish in win over Western


Christopher DeVargas

Members of the Sunrise Mountain High School football team are pictured during the Las Vegas Sun’s high school football media day at the Red Rock Resort on July 24, 2019. They include, from left, Izaiah Miller, Link Rhodes and Christian Fuentes.

Fri, Aug 30, 2019 (9:55 p.m.)

It’s hard to script a better game than the one Sunrise Mountain had Friday night. The Miners ran back the opening kickoff and it was smooth-sailing from there as they rolled to a 55-0 win over visiting Western.

“That’s what we were hoping for,” Sunrise Mountain coach Joshua Bennett said. “The boys played well.”

Link Rhodes took back the kickoff to start the game for the first of three touchdowns on the night for the senior, and he also had a punt return for a score. Quarterback Dumaurier Alexander threw for 185 yards and a touchdown, and ran in two scores.

Sunrise Mountain’s defense recovered two Western fumbles, and only allowed one first down (a penalty) on the evening.

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