How much water will bother a Panther? After last week’s homecoming game on a rainy, stormy night, the answer ought to be, not too much.
Pahranagat Valley was pretty much unaffected, by the heavy downpour just prior to game time, well maybe a little bit, and slogged out a rain soaked 54-0 homecoming league win over Beatty last week.
The game was delayed however, for nearly an hour by a couple of tropical rain and lightening cells that moved through the valley back to back and forced all the spectators under cover.
It all reminded a person of being in the Philippines, rather than the high desert of Nevada. Over an inch-and-a-half of rain was reported at the official station in Alamo between 3 to 8 p.m.
Pahranagat combined for 549 yards total offense for the night. Wade Leavitt had 143 yards on 10 carries and three touchdowns, Hunter Hollingshead had 56 yards on three carries and the quarterback Maxwell brothers both had a touchdown pass.
Sophomore starter Tabor was 16-for-22 for 184 yards, and freshman Brodey was 2-for-4 for 30 yards.
Junior Shawn Wadsworth had a fine game receiving with six catches for 119 yards and a touchdown.
The Panther defense smothered the Hornets attack all evening, continually forcing quarterback Luis Flores out of the pocket. He was 8-for-11 for 30 yards. At the same time, the Hornets had little sting in their running game against the Alamo defense, which allowed only 81 yards rushing. John Adajar had the most, 48 yards on 12 attempts.
Wade Leavitt had three touchdown runs for PVHS in the first half, 8, 55, and 18 yards, and Maxwell closed out the first half with a TD pass to Wadsworth. PVHS led at the half 32-0.
Jordan Cryts opened the second half with an 80-yard kickoff return putting the Panthers up 38-0. It was the longest of his career, topping a 78-yard return against Wells in 2013. Caleb Hansen recorded 4.5 tackles and the only quarterback sack of the night, a 12-yard loss for Flores.
Pahranagat Valley now has four of their last five games of the regular season on the road, which began yesterday at Spring Mountain. The only remaining home game is Oct. 17 with Sandy Valley. It will be senior night.