Panthers crush Muckers for 41st straight win


Pahranagat Valley's Austin Poulsen rushed for three touchdowns and passed for two more to help the Panthers (7-0, 4-0 1A Southern) crush host Tonopah (3-4, 2-2) 72-6 on Friday.

The win gave Pahranagat its 41st straight victory, which ties the state record for a winning streak established by The Meadows from 1998 to 2001.

Poulsen scored on runs of 77, 46 and and 48 yards. He hooked up with Kade Wadsworth on a 24-yard TD pass and Tyler Higbee on a 28-yard scoring strike in the first half, helping the Panthers build a 56-0 halftime lead.

Higbee scored on runs of 59, 38 and 10 yards for Pahranagat.

Tonopah scored on Seth Littlefield’s 32-yard TD pass to Derek Otero in the fourth quarter.

Littlefield passed for 77 yards for the Muckers, and Otero caught two passes for 47 yards.

Pahranagat Valley 72, Tonopah 6
Pahranagat    24   32    8    8    –72
Tonopah           0     0    0    6      –6
First Quarter
Pahran—Poulsen 77 run (T. Higbee run).
Pahran—Wadsworth 24 pass from Poulsen (D. Hansen pass from Poulsen).
Pahran—T. Higbee 59 run (Jones run).
Second Quarter
Pahran—Poulsen 46 run (T. Higbee run).
Pahran—T. Higbee 28 pass from Poulsen (Leavitt pass from Poulsen).
Pahran—Poulsen 48 run (Wadsworth pass from Poulsen).
Pahran—Jones 16 run (Jones run).
Third Quarter
Pahran—T. Higbee 38 run (Leavitt run).
Fourth Quarter
Ton—Otero 32 pass from Se. Littlefield (run failed).
Pahran—T. Higbee 10 run (T. Higbee run).