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Weiss, Pirates run past Faith Lutheran

Moapa Valley’s Brad Weiss rushed for 241 yards and three touchdowns as the Pirates defeated visiting Faith Lutheran in the Class 3A Southern League playoffs on Saturday.

Moapa Valley rushed for 323 yards in the game.

“You know, Brad is a special player but our front five blow open holes for our runners and that is who we have confidence in, the offensive line,” Moapa Valley coach Brent Lewis said.

The win moved the Pirates into the 3A state semifinals for the third consecutive year.

Moapa Valley led 21-14 at the half, and Faith Lutheran was driving for the tying score in the third quarter. But the Pirates stopped the Crusaders on fourth down, setting up a scoring drive capped by a 15-yard TD pass from Max Jenkins to Tyler Waite.

Jenkins also rushed for two touchdowns.

Moapa Valley’s defense held Faith Lutheran to 52 rushing yards and forced three turnovers.

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