SMALL SCHOOLS: Spring Mountain breezes past Lund

The winner of next week’s Indian Springs-Spring Mountain game is likely to have the inside track for a spot in the Class 1A Southern League football playoffs.

While Indian Springs (1-1) was off Friday, Spring Mountain (2-1) stayed sharp and confident while playing only half a game.

The Eagles breezed to a 32-0 win over visiting Lund, which asked to end the game at halftime because it had only six healthy players after starting the game with eight.

“We’ve been getting ready for that game ever since training camp,” Eagles quarterback Robby Lindbloom said of Indian Springs, which visits Spring Mountain next Friday. “It’s going to be a big deal for us.”

Lund (0-2) began the season with 13 players and lost two to injuries in a 68-0 loss at Henderson International on Aug. 28.

Three other Mustangs missed Friday’s game due to other commitments because the school initially thought the game was on another date, coach Geoff Bryan said.

The coaches agreed prior to kickoff to use a running clock for the duration, and only 33 plays from scrimmage were run.

James Maestas scored on an 18-yard run and 65-yard punt return during Spring Mountain’s 24-point first quarter.

Lindbloom’s 4-yard pass to Markess Harris in the first quarter and Brandon Thompson’s 12-yard run in the second accounted for the Eagles’ other touchdowns.

“It’s real important for us to keep taking steps forward,” Spring Mountain coach Aaron Masden said. “As far as execution, offense, defense and special teams, I was very impressed.”

Boulder City 28, River Valley (Ariz.) 0 — At Mohave Valley, Ariz., Preston Swasey scored two touchdowns and the Eagles (2-1) held the Dust Devils to 26 yards of offense, including minus-2 rushing.

Swasey scored on a 58-yard interception return in the second quarter and a 64-yard pass from Ross LaMarca in the third.

Devin Combs led Boulder City with 64 yards rushing and returned a punt 74 yards for a touchdown during the Eagles’ 14-point fourth quarter.

Moapa Valley 43, Enterprise (Utah) 14 — At Overton, Matt Newton rushed for 146 yards and scored four touchdowns to lead the Pirates to their first victory.

Newton had first-quarter TD runs of 48 and 7 yards to help Moapa Valley take a 24-0 lead after the one quarter. He caught a 32-yard TD pass from Kelan Weiss in the second quarter, and had a 20-yard TD run in the third quarter.

Weiss completed 8 of 10 passes for 135 yards and two TDs. He had a 28-yard TD pass to Casen Lewis in the first quarter.

Jake Pearce added a 20-yard TD run for Moapa Valley (1-2).

Virgin Valley 27, Sparks 7 — At Sparks, Humberto Urias rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns to carry Virgin Valley (1-2) past the Railroaders.

Richard Vidal also ran for two touchdowns for the Bulldogs.

La Jolla Country Day (Calif.) 42, The Meadows 7 —
At La Jolla, Calif., the Mustangs were shut out until the fourth quarter, when David Liu scored on an 8-yard run.

The Meadows (1-1) was held to 130 yards of offense, including only 21 rushing. Liu carried 15 times for 63 yards.

In the second quarter, La Jolla Country Day returned an interception 35 yards and a fumble 85 for touchdowns.

Palo Verde JV 50, Sunrise Mountain 0 — At Palo Verde, the Panthers’ junior varsity squad easily handled the Miners, who are 0-3 in their first year of competition.

Sophomore Demaryae Williams scored three touchdowns on four carries, compiling 101 yards. Junior Donald Anderson supplied a 63-yard touchdown on a punt return.

For Sunrise Mountain, freshman quarterback Chris Moore had six completions for 82 yards, including a 50-yarder to Cody Trapp.

—  Ricky Campbell

Lincoln County 38, Milford (Utah) 22 —
At Milford, Utah, the Lynx (1-1) took a 32-14 lead into the fourth quarter in a rout of the Tigers.

Lincoln County receiver Jeremy Avery caught three passes for 111 yards and two touchdowns, scoring on receptions of 26 and 16 yards.

Lynx quarterback Eric Rippetoe completed 7 of 15 passes for 139 yards and two TDs with one interception.

Laughlin 22, Round Mountain 12 —
At Round Mountain, the Cougars (2-1) rallied from a 6-0 halftime deficit to down the Knights (0-3).

Layton Christian (Utah) 31, White Pine 13 — At Ely, the Bobcats (0-2) lost three fumbles in the red zone to remain winless.
Eureka 38, Tonopah 19 — At Tonopah, the Muckers (0-2) were unable to rally from a 16-6 halftime deficit.
Tonopah quarterback Denver Otteson rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries and passed for 119 yards, but was forced out early in the fourth quarter with an injury to his throwing arm.
Otteson scored on a 52-yard punt return in the third quarter.

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