Thorsten Balmer helps Eagles to easy win over Western

Thorsten Balmer ran for a game-high 152 yards and four touchdowns as Boulder City rolled to a 41-3 win over visiting Western on Friday.

Balmer opened the Boulder City (3-1) offense with four straight carries and found the end zone twice. The senior, who was also named the Homecoming King, averaged more than 10 yards per carry on 15 touches and was pulled after scoring his final touchdown early in the third quarter on a 14-yard run. The Eagles totaled 272 rushing yards with 11 of their runs going for 10 or more yards and five of those going for 20 or more.

Boulder City started its first four drives inside Western territory, coming away with touchdowns on each drive. Balmer recovered a fumble at the Western 15-yard line on the opening series of the game, and then carried the ball six of the next seven times, scoring three times in less than two minutes of offensive possession time.

Parker Reynolds completed the hot first-quarter start by finding James Dunagan for a 21-yard touchdown pass reception.

Western (0-4) struggled to gain any traction offensively, going three-and-out four times, but did get on the board by completing a nine-play drive with a 39-yard field goal by Henry Fuentes. Boulder City then responded by marching 90 yards in just six plays, with Gino Carroll capping things on a 3-yard TD run. He added 53 yards on eight carries.

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