The Trojans will try to bounce back after two straight losses to win their first league game of the season.
Pahrump hosts Sunrise Mountain, which is also the homecoming game, at 7 p.m. on Friday.
Keys to the win for Pahrump (3-3 overall, 0-2 Class 3A Sunset) is controlling the ball this week and holding onto it. They moved the ball well against Cheyenne in the first half last Friday. In the second half, though, Pahrump had problems holding onto the ball and had penalties that killed drives.
Trojans quarterback Parker Hart said his offense made too many mistakes in last week’s game against Cheyenne.
For the Trojans to be successful, they need to convert those third downs like they did on the first drive against Cheyenne, where the offense took the ball the length of the field and put the ball in the end zone on a one-yard run by Parker Hart. Against Cheyenne, the Trojans scored 10 points in the first half but were blanked in the second.
The Desert Shields had 407 yards against the Trojans that game.
The Miners (3-3, 2-0) are headed by Chris Sawyers, who is in his third season as head coach.
He has 22 returning lettermen, nine offense, eight defense. Sunrise Mountain likes to go with the spread and they like to run.
In the last game against Western, the Miners threw 14 times and ran 19, completing nine passes for 168 yards and rushing for 254 yards.
They have a balanced offense that could hurt a team either way.
Their defense has some quick and experienced defensive backs that can hurt a team on pass coverage because of their speed and quickness.
Canned food drive for Gear Up last game of the season:Bring a can of food on the last home game for Pahrump on Oct. 21 and receive $1 off admission. The drive is to fill the school pantry to feed needy students.
Game time: 7 p.m.
Opponent: Sunrise Mountain
Where: Trojans Stadium
Number Player name
62 Jeremy Albertson
2 Cory Bergan
57 Brandon Bunker
8 Dylan Coffman
52 David Diaz
17 Jesse Dillon
44 Aaron Fuentes
5 Parker Hart
40 Brian Horton
1 Daniel Kinkade
58 Ryan Lopez
56 Pietro Mariano
51 Garrett Monje
21 Case Murphy
11 Mauricio Quintana
12 Nickolas Redmond
33 David Roundy
78 Heber Roundy
6 Jacob Sawin
7 Joey Sladek
68 Justin Soliwoda
20 Riley Sutton
34 Nico Velazquez
66 Cole Walker
22 Drew Walker
70 Morgan White
League: Class 3A Sunset
Head coach: Chris Sawyers, third season (7-12)
2015 record: 6-4 (3-3 Sunrise League, fourth)
Returning lettermen: 22
Returning starters: Nine offense, eight defense
Base offensive set: Spread
Base defensive set: 3-4
Top offensive players: QB Stephen Wright (Sr.), RB Claude Moore (Sr.), WR Daltyn Pytrysson (Sr.)
Top defensive players: LB Dalwin Spates (Jr.), DL Pooky Farmer (Sr.), DB Dante Calahan (Sr.)
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