Moapa Valley’s Conner Mortensen ran for 132 yards and scored five touchdowns as the Pirates (7-2, 2-0) beat Boulder City (3-6, 0-2) 41-19 on Thursday to clinch the 3A Southern League championship.
Mortensen had TD runs of 4, 7 and 18 yards in the second quarter as Moapa Valley erased a Boulder City’s 13-7 lead. Sean McConnell gained 91 yards on nine carries, including a 13-yard run.
Boulder City scored on Xavier Steel’s 83-yard run and touchdown passes from Joe Miller to Michael Kelso (34 yards) and Thomas Shelley (12). Miller passed for 105 yards.