Mineral County’s ground game was in full affect early as the Serpents opened the scoring with short touchdown runs by Tyshawn Bonner and Michael Smith to take a 14-0 lead after the first quarter.
Mario Ramos, A.J. Watson and Smith each reached the end zone in the second quarter to all but put away the game before halftime. The Serpent defense finished off an impressive half with a gaol line stand before the break, taking a 30-6 lead with them to the locker room.
The Serpents played a strong second half for the second week in a row, something that had been an issue the first half of the season.
Tristan Reynolds had a pair of touchdowns for Mineral County, who will be home against Whittell Friday night in the Serpents Homecoming game.
Whittell (7-0, 3-0) is undefeated on the season and is tied with Virginia City for first place in the IV Northern West division. They are coming off of a 70-14 win at Smith Valley last week, and have nearly blown out every opponent this year.
The Serpents (5-1, 3-1) have all but locked up a playoff spot, and still have an outside chance of capturing the number one seed. They will have a week off after Friday and will host Coleville to close out the season Oct. 30.