Long TDs help Pirates rout Rams

Moapa Valley struck for touchdowns of 52, 42 and 47 yards during the first quarter of a lopsided 54-0 road victory over Rancho on Saturday.

Senior quarterback Zach Hymas opened with a pinpoint strike to Cole Mulcock for a 52-yard touchdown on his first throw of the game. His second was a 42-yard score to RJ Hubert. He finished with 225 yards passing, ending his night at halftime with Moapa Valley (5-0) ahead 34-0.

Rancho’s main weapon, running back Robert Howard, could amass just 36 yards on 23 attempts as Rancho (0-5) was held to 135 rushing yards — 57 on a run by Nathan Guido, who had the ball stripped on the play.