Conner Mortensen scores five TDs as Pirates secure 3A title

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.

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