The Mineral County High football team didn’t make the postseason this year, but they went out on a high note. The Serpents traveled to Coleville for their final game of the season last Saturday and got a win in a slugfest, 84-60.
Both offenses put on a clinic all afternoon and were evenly matched in the first half. The game was tied at 32 at the break before Mineral County went on to score 24 points in the third quarter and 28 in the fourth to secure its seventh win of the season.
Serpent junior Robert McFalls led his team with 253 rushing yards and six touchdowns while teammate Austin Tweedy ran for a pair of touchdowns for 119 yards. Tony Torres made the most of his two catches with two touchdown receptions from quarterback Seth Bozzi. Bozzi passed for 147 yards and also connected with senior Vic Montoya for a score.
On defense, James Allen and Tweedy would lead the Serpents with 17 total tackles each. Allen, a senior playing in his last game, also recorded a sack in the win.
It was another solid season for Mineral County. The team finished in third place and won seven games for the first time since 2013 but failed to make the playoffs again, something they haven’t done since 2012. The Serpents have been one of the more consistent teams in the 1A Northern West division in recent years and have won at least six games every season since 2012.
Virginia City and Whittell will represent the league in the upcoming regional playoffs.