Chargers outgained, but down Pahrump

Clark’s football team was outgained Saturday, but it didn’t matter.

The Chargers still posted a 34-13 win over visiting Pahrump Valley.

Clark (3-2, 2-1 Sunset) was outgained 359-306, but totaled 219 yards in the first half, 89 on its first offensive play. Nick Kinnard found Isaiah Lyles May over the middle for a short pass, but May found a lane to the end zone with blockers ahead of him.

Clark managed eight first downs but used a balanced attack to keep scoring drives going. Kinnard finished with 184 yards passing, including a 55-yard touchdown to Marquice Stuart on Clark’s second play from scrimmage in the second half. Stuart caught three passes for 95 yards. Kinnard also ran for 53 yards on six carries with a 3-yard touchdown late in the second quarter to put the Chargers up 21-7. Ty’Rek Wells added 26 yards on nine carries with a 1-yard touchdown run.

Pahrump Valley (2-3, 1-2) did most of its damage on the ground, rushing for 300 yards. Thomas Gascoigne ran for 123 yards on 22 carries and scored both of Pahrump Valley’s touchdowns. Jeremiah England added 60 yards on nine carries.

The Trojans tallied 19 first downs but had five drives stall inside the 30-yard line. Pahrump was also limited to 1-for-9 on third down.

Donovan Jackson returned an interception 86 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter that put Clark up 34-7.