1A SEMIFINALS: Coleville, Pahranagat Valley set up 1A title game

When Pahranagat Valley and Coleville met in a Class 1A football semifinal last season, the teams combined for 202 points.

Next week, the high-powered offenses will see what they can do in a championship game.

Jensen Jones rushed for 122 yards and three touchdowns Saturday to lift Pahranagat Valley (9-0) to a 46-6 home win over Eureka (9-1) in a state semifinal.

The Panthers will play Coleville on Saturday at noon at Damonte Ranch High School.

Pahranagat Valley, the defending Class 1A champion, rolled to a 22-0 first-quarter lead over the Vandals and extended the lead to 34-6 at halftime.

Jones, who only had 12 carries, scored on runs of 23, 18 and 13 yards.

Chase Hansen had a 6-yard scoring run and Tyler Higbee a 5-yard dash for another TD in the first quarter, helping Pahranagat Valley build its lead.

The defense did the rest, limiting the Vandals to 181 total yards, including 34 rushing yards. Eureka entered the game averaging more than 44 points per game.

“To stop that team was quite a statement by our defense,” Pahranagat Valley coach Ken Higbee said. “Eureka was as hard-hitting of a team as we’ve seen in years. They out-weighed us by 40 pounds a guy. I’m very proud of our guys.”

Eureka trimmed the deficit to 22-6 on a 13-yard touchdown pass from Dylan Allen to Patrick Damele early in the second quarter, but

Jones’ second score and a 15-yard touchdown pass from Cody Hosier to Kale Leavitt bumped the margin to 34-6 at the half.
Jones scored his third touchdown, and Hosier added a 1-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.

Hosier completed 18 of 28 passes for 166 yards, finding Leavitt 12 times for 112 yards.

Pahranagat Valley beat Coleville, 128-74 in the semifinals last season.

Coleville 76, Tonopah 0 — At Coleville, Calif., Jason Peters rushed for four touchdowns and threw three more as the Wolves (11-0) advanced to the Class 1A title game by routing the Muckers.

Peters had 75-, 10- and 3-yard touchdown runs in the first half as Coleville built a 48-0 halftime lead. He added an 11-yard scoring run in the third quarter.

Peters, who rushed for 95 yards and threw for 131, also had an 11-yard TD pass to Emmi Sandoval in the first half and scoring strikes of 25 yards to Cody Clark and 17 yards to Jay Clark.

Coleville built a 22-0 first-quarter lead on a 53-yard run by John Hamilton, a 13-yard interception return by Sandoval and Peters’ 75-yard run.

Coleville, which entered the game having outscored its opposition 774-86, scored 70 or more points in a game for the eighth time this season.

Denver Otteson rushed 20 times for 109 yards and threw for 39 yards for the Muckers (6-5). Tonopah, which was held to 169 yards of total offense, committed 11 penalties for 110 yards.

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