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Division I-A State Football Championship Matchup

Division I-A State Football Championship

Saturday, noon, at Reno High

MOAPA VALLEY (11-1)

State championships

2014, 2008, 2007, 2000, 1995, 1992, 1984, 1979, 1977, 1975, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1947, 1945, 1943

How they advanced

Southern League playoffs, defeated Sierra Vista, 52-12

State quarterfinals, defeated Desert Pines, 13-12

State semifinals, defeated Elko, 17-0

Individual leaders

Passing

Nate cox, 100-196 (51.0 pct), 1,394 yards, 16 TDs, 13 INT

Rushing

Trystin Deal, 119 carries, 782 yards, 6.6 avg, 4 TDs

Sterling Simmons, 104 carries, 704 yards, 7.1 avg, 8 TDs

R.J. Hubert, 64 carries, 604 yards, 9.4 avg, 13 TDs

Receiving

R.J. Hubert, 39 catches, 760 yards, 19.5 avg, 9 TDs

Interceptions

R.J. Hubert, 5

Tackles

Dalyn Leavitt, 89

Trystin Deal, 77

Chase Traasdahl, 77

Sacks

Trystin Deal, 7½

Team averages

Points scored: 36.0

Points allowed: 13.7

Total offense: 334.3 yards (211.5 rush, 122.8 pass)

Probable starters

Offense

QB: Nate Cox (6-3, 195, Sr.)

RB: Sterling Simmons (5-8, 185, Sr.)

FB: Trystin Deal (5-11, 190, Sr.)

WB: R.J. Hubert (6-0,180, Sr.)

WR: Derek Cope (6-1, 200, Sr.)

TE: Derek Reese (6-3,185, Fr.)

C: Cameron Larsen (6-2, 175, Jr.)

LG: Talon McClure (6-0, 205, Sr.)

RG: Garrett May (5-7, 160, Sr.)

LT: Dennis Whitmore (6-3, 205, Sr.)

RT: Hunter Soderquist (6-3, 230, Sr.)

Defense

NT: Hunter Soderquist (6-3, 230, Sr.)

DT: Garrett Rose (5-8, 210, Sr.)

DT: Talon McClure (6-0, 205, Sr.0

MLB: Chase Traasdahl (5-10, 180, Sr.)

MLB: Osmany Cardenas (5-8, 165, Jr.)

OLB: Dalyn Leavitt (5-10, 180, Jr.)

OLB: Trystin Deal (5-11, 190, Sr.)

CB: Jay Mortensen (6-3, 170, Sr.)

CB: Derek Cope (6-1, 200, Sr.)

S: R.J. Hubert (6-0, 180, Sr.)

S: Derek Reese (6-3, 185, Fr.)

Special Teams

K: Jay Mortensen (6-3, 170, Sr.)

P: R.J. Hubert (6-0, 180, Sr.)

KOS: Derek Cope (6-1, 200, Sr.)

RET: R.J. Hubert (6-0, 180, Sr.)

RET: Jacob Leavitt (5-5, 150, Jr.)

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CHURCHILL COUNTY (11-1)

State championships

1978, 1977, 1976, 1963, 1929, 1923

How they advanced

State quarterfinals, defeated Fernley, 49-6

State semifinals, defeated Chaparral, 40-27

Individual leaders

Passing

Connor Richardson, 178-261 (68.2 pct), 2,479 yards, 32 TDs, 8 INT

Rushing

Cade Vercelletti, 152 carries, 1,025 yards, 6.7 avg, 16 TDs

Connor Richardson, 83 carries, 543 yards, 6.5 avg, 7 TDs

Receiving

Brock Uptain, 51 catches, 806 yards, 15.8 avg, 6 TDs

Conner Nelson, 45 catches, 588 yards, 13.1 avg, 11 TDs

Interceptions

Aaron Bitter, 5

Tackles

Johnny Mayo, 92

T.J. Mauga, 82

Sacks

T.J. Mauga, 10

Team averages

Points scored: 38.8

Points allowed: 9.8

Total offense: 396 yards (189.2 rush, 206.8 pass)

Probable starters

Offense

LT: Taylen Cordes (6-2, 200, Sr.)

LG: Chase Hyde (5-10, 195, Jr.)

C: Braxton Hunter (6-2, 190, Sr.)

RG: Wyatt Hampton (6-0, 235, Sr.)

RT: T.J. Mauga (6-5, 260, Jr.)

QB: Connor Richardson (6-1, 195, Sr.)

WR: Aaron Bitter (5-9, 160, Sr.)

WR: Conner Nelson (5-10, 180, Jr.)

TE: Evan Bitter (5-8, 170, Sr.)

FB: Brock Uptain (5-8, 160, Jr.)

RB: Cade Vercellotti (5-11, 200, Jr.)

Defense

DE: T.J. Mauga (6-5, 260, Jr.)

DT: Billy Coleman (5-10, 220, Jr.)

NT: Kaleel Rickerson (6-3, 260, Sr.)

DE: Mike Porras (5-10, 205, Sr.)

OLB: Brock Uptain (5-9, 160, Jr.)

MLB: Riley Williams (6-3, 200, Sr.)

MLB: Johnny Mayo (6-0, 200, Sr.)

OLB: Evan Bitter (5-8, 170, Sr.)

CB: Conner Nelson (5-10, 180, Jr.)

FS: Aaron Bitter (5-9, 160, Sr.)

CB: Kyle Larsen (6-0, 165, Sr.)

Special Teams

K: Cade Vercellotti (5-11, 200, Jr.)

P/PAT: Riley Williams (6-3, 200, Sr.)

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