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Trojans vs Sunrise Mountain: Need to play their game all four quarters

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 opponent:

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.

Reminder:

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 DAY

Game time: 7 p.m.

Opponent: Sunrise Mountain

Where: Trojans Stadium

Trojans Roster

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

SUNRISE MOUNTAIN

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.)

Contact sports editor Vern Hee at vhee@pvtimes.com. On Twitter: @pvtimes

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