Higbee scores five TDs as Panthers roll


Pahranagat Valley's Tyler Higbee rushed for 177 yards and five touchdowns as the Panthers (10-0) rolled to an 84-0 home win over Tonopah (4-6) in a Class 1A state quarterfinal on Friday.

Austin Poulsen completed 10 of 13 passes for 164 yards and four TDs and scored on a 7-yard run for Pahranagat, which led 66-0 at halftime.

Kade Wadsworth caught six passes for 157 yards and three TDs for the Panthers, who are gunning for their fourth straight state championship.

Caleb Hansen added a pair of 1-yard rushing TDs for Pahranagat, which won its state-record 44th consecutive game. Jeremy Minick capped the scoring with a 57-yard interception return.

Pahranagat Valley 84, Tonopah 0
Tonopah           0     0    0     0      –0
Pahranagat    24   42    6   12    –84
First Quarter
PV—T. Higbee 8 run (D. Hansen pass from Poulsen).
PV—Wadsworth 65 pass from Poulsen (Wadsworth pass from Poulsen).
PV—Wadsworth 32 pass from Poulsen (D. Hansen pass from Poulsen).
Second Quarter
PV—T. Higbee 43 run (Poulsen run).
PV—Wadsworth 15 pass from Poulsen (Wadsworth pass from Poulsen).
PV—T. Higbee 2 run (pass failed).
PV—T. Higbee 19 run (pass failed).
PV—T. Higbee 7 run (run failed).
PV—Poulsen 7 run (D. Hansen pass from Poulsen).
Third Quarter
PV—Ca. Hansen 1 run (run failed).
Fourth Quarter
PV—Ca. Hansen 1 run (run failed).
PV—Minick 57 interception return (run failed).
Individual Statistics
RUSHING—Pahranagat, T. Higbee 8-177, Leavitt 7-50, Ca. Hansen 8-45, Poulsen 5-35, Jones 1-12, Ch. Hansen 1-5.
PASSING—Pahranagat, Poulsen 10-13-0 164, Leavitt 2-3-0 21.
RECEIVING—Pahranagat, Wadsworth 6-157, D. Hansen 3-0, Schofield 1-14, T. Higbee 1-7, Sparrow 1-7.