Coming off its biggest win of the season by margin, the Mineral County High football team won its third straight game Friday night when they defeated Smith Valley at home, 74-52. The Serpents improved to 4-2 overall and are 2-0 in conference play after the win.

It was the second time in as many weeks that the Serpents put up big numbers offensively. They defeated Round Mountain 68-28 on the road the week before in a game that saw quarterback Seth Bozzi pass for three touchdowns on 212 yards and also record a rushing touchdown. Robert McFalls led the Serpent rushing attack with 143 yards on the ground and three touchdowns on just eight carries. Bodie Oberhansli also punched one into the end zone.

Mineral County’s Tony Torres led both teams in receiving with four catches for 132 yards and a touchdown while Robert Brown also recorded a touchdown catch.

Torres also led the team in total tackles with 20 while recording three sacks in the process.

The Serpents will look to continue their hot stretch when they travel to Coleville (3-3, 0-1) Saturday for a 1 p.m. kickoff.


The Mineral County girls split a pair of games last week after falling to Smith Valley 3-0 on Friday and knocking off Sierra Sage 3-0 last Tuesday.

The girls were coming off a doubleheader loss to Round Mountain on Sept. 28 that saw them fall 3-0 in both games. Jesslyn Gomez had 14 total points on serve and Jerzi Moody-Isom had 13 kills and eight blocks in the losses.

On Sept. 24, the Serpents rallied from two sets down to defeat Oasis 3-2. Perla Gutierrez led the team with 16 points on serve while Claudia Benton finished with five kills and Raynee Knight three blocks. Mineral County won the deciding set 15-13.

The Serpents (7-5, 2-5) play on the road at Tonopah tomorrow and Coleville Saturday.