Christian Higbee and Pahranagat Valley teammates tackle Sandy Valley running back Cole Payne. The Panthers won 55-6. They played Beatty last night to finish the regular season. The playoffs begin next Friday night in Alamo.

Christian Higbee and Pahranagat Valley teammates tackle Sandy Valley running back Cole Payne. The Panthers won 55-6. They played Beatty last night to finish the regular season. The playoffs begin next Friday night in Alamo.

101. The designation of a first year college class, a major U.S. highway along the Pacific Coast, a book of helpful household hints, and the record number of consecutive wins by the Pahranagat Valley High football team.

In Alamo last week, quarterback Tabor Maxwell completed 8 of 9 passes for 111 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a 66-yard score as the Panthers cruised to a 55-6 win over the Sandy Valley Sidewinders in league action.
They turned the corner on the century mark, and are headed along a new trail.

Tyson Jorgensen, Richard Lewis, Hunter Hollingshead and Reece Thornton each caught a TD pass, and teammates Christian Higbee and Brodey Maxwell ran for scores for Pahranagat (8-0, 6-0 1A Southern).

Jon Stewart led the team defense with five tackles, including four sacks.

Sandy Valley fell to 1-5.

Pahranagat scored 29 points in the first quarter, on a 69-yard pass from Maxwell to Lewis, a 61-yard interception return by Ike Taylor, Maxwell’s long run and a screen pass touchdown to Hollingshead.

Maxwell also kicked an extra point, a rare feat for 8-man football, at least for Alamo anyway, something the team has attempted only about five times since the 1980s.

PVHS dominated the undermanned Sidewinders who only had 11 men suited up for the game. Sandy Valley was only able to score late in the game.

Coach Brett Hansen said, “The older kids, having had a week off not playing at Indian Springs, still looked sharp and executed things well and doing what they needed to, not too much sluggishness, or letdown.”

PVHS massed 376 total yards, 239 on the ground on just 10 carries which they spread around among seven runners. In the air, Maxwell and backup Preston Higbee (3-for-4, 26 yards) used seven different receivers.

The second string played most of the second half. Freshman Reece Thornton recorded 13 tackles. Richard Lewis added seven more.

This week, on Thursday for Nevada Day, Pahranagat finished out the regular season hosting the Beatty Hornets (7-1, 5-1). The Hornets hold the No. 3 spot in the league after an impressive 60-20 win at Tonopah, but behind No. 2 Spring Mountain, whom they lost to 41-0 Oct. 8.