Sunrise Mountain quarterback Stephen Wright completed 21 of 25 passes for 454 yards and four touchdowns as the Miners (1-0) routed host Boulder City 39-6 on Friday.
Te’andre Love opened the night’s scoring with a 60-yard touchdown catch and run with 4:04 left in the first quarter. Despite only three catches, Love had 123 yards receiving. Tyree Hayes also benefited from Wright’s big night, catching touchdown passes of 17 and 5 yards. Hayes had five catches for 91 yards. Xavier Kyles got in the mix, catching a 48-yard touchdown with 6:54 left before the half. Kyles caught five passes for 58 yards and carried the ball 10 times for 51 yards.
The Miners’ ground game was not nearly as effective. Claude Moore carried the ball five times for 90 yards, but 77 of those yards came on a touchdown scamper with 1:43 remaining in the third quarter.
The lone bright spot for Boulder City (0-1)came on the ensuing kickoff, when Zach Trone ran the ball back 80 yards to the end zone. Trone, also had three catches for 22 yards. Boulder City quarterback, Taylor Hatchel, struggled to find a rythm all night. The was 9-for-18 passing for 56 yards.