Sunrise Mountain spotted host Western an early lead Thursday before rolling to a 25-6 win over the Warriors.
The story of the first half was the marked improvement of the Warriors offense as Kwan Carter took the controls and led Western (0-3) to an early 6-0 lead. Carter connected with Adrian Manon on a beautiful 32-yard scoring pass.
But Sunrise Mountain (1-2) came right back to tie the score at 6-6 on a 16 yard pass from Wanya Calahan to Daquwan Doyle, and the Miners took control from there.
The story for the Miners was their running game. Sherman Nash ran for 134 yards in the first half and finished with 226. Romello Tatum added 46 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter. The Miners compiled 333 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.