Hymas, Pirates rout Rattlers

Moapa Valley’s Zach Hymas threw two touchdowns and added a 1-yard scoring run as the ninth-ranked Pirates (3-0) routed visiting Mojave (2-1), 35-6, on Thursday.

Justin Hughes finished with 61 yards rushing and a touchdown for Moapa Valley.

Hymas connected with Lance Hilton for a 28-yard touchdown on the final play of the second quarter to give the Pirates a 21-0 halftime lead, and he hooked up with Cole Mulcock for a 26-yard score in the third quarter to make it 28-0. Hymas finished 8-for-16 for 142 yards.

Mojave finished with minus-15 yards rushing and 108 yards of total offense. Standout junior running back Ty Flanagan was held to 7 yards on 10 carries.

Mojave’s lone touchdown came in the fourth quarter on a 43-yard pass from Zack Arave to Davion Fletcher. Arave was 5-for-13 for 123 yards and two interceptions.

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