76°F
weather icon Clear

Game Day: Trojans vs Rattlers

The Trojans take on the Mojave Rattlers in Las Vegas. This will be Pahrump’s true test of what kind of team they have. Mojave is coming off two solid wins. Their first win was against a team called Sky View from Idaho. The Rattlers went up north along with Faith Lutheran to play in a tournament. The team beat Sky View 48-40 in a shoot-out.

Mojave then came home and played the Chaparral Cowboys from the Sunrise League. That game was going smoothly until they lost their first string quarterback Zack Arave to a shoulder injury. The team resorted to their backup QB, Lamaja Cunningham, and he hung in there for the win. Arave had three completions for 66 yards and Cunningham had three completions for 31 yards.

Arave did pass, but the main attack for Mojave will be coming from Ty Flanagan, a senior. In just two games, Flanagan has 397-yards rushing. Last year he had 1,213-yards total rushing. Against the Trojans last year, Flanagan rushed for 14.3 yards per carry and had 143 yards against the Trojans defense. The Trojans have to be able to stop Flanagan if they want to beat Mojave. Mojave only completed one pass during that game. Pahrump got blanked 47-0 and had only 107 yards on offense.

This Friday it won’t be that lopsided. The Trojans defense is more geared to the run and has good speed to stop it. Again, the Trojans defense will have to be able to stop the quarterback and Flanagan. Cunningham in his first game as QB had 73-yards rushing on 15 attempts.

In addition, the Trojans offense is far better than last year. All of Mojave’s team is playing both ways and this should also be a major factor. Look for the Trojans to attack with the run with their speed to tire out the Mojave defenders. For the win, Harris, Estes and England have to rip some yardage and have a big game. Don’t look for a shut-out, Trojans will have a great day rushing and win it 35-28 in a close one.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Eagles work overtime to outlast Trojans

Kenny Delker’s try at a 2-point conversion run was stopped by the Boulder City defense during the second overtime Friday night, clinching the Eagles’ 20-18 win over Pahrump Valley at Trojan Field.

Trojans Football Game Night

Who: Pahrump Valley (1-2) vs. Boulder City (1-1).

Pahrump Valley sports roundup: Girls soccer ties, volleyball cruises

For all the success the Pahrump Valley High School girls soccer team has had in recent years, coach Julie Carrington thinks they might have had a little more if the games ended earlier.

Volleyball: Hornets’ effort leaves Sullivan frustrated

During Tuesday’s volleyball match at Beatty High School, one team looked as if it had played about 15 matches while the other looked as if it was starting the season.

Boys Soccer: Mott’s hat trick powers Pahrump Valley

Doral Academy is a newcomer to the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association, not yet ready for full membership but apparently destined to eventually be a Class 3A school.

Football: Pahrump Valley gets first win of season

When Pahrump Valley High School football coach Joe Clayton said he was going to utilize a running-back-by-committee approach, he was not kidding.

Pahrump’s team bus in a crash

At least four students were transported to area hospitals following a crash along northbound Nevada Highway 160, on Thursday night, Sept. 5.

Round Mountain cancels football season

Football season has been a mixed bag for Nye County high schools.