Pershing County wins 2A State Championship

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) Pershing County beat Yerington 14-7 on Saturday to win the 2A State Football Championship.

The Mustangs took the lead early in the first quarter after senior quarterback Ethan Rhodes hit William McKinney-Gattrell for a short touchdown. The two-point conversion failed, so Lovelock took the 6-0 lead.

That lead held up until the fourth quarter, when Sam Monahan ran in a 20-yard touchdown. The PAT gave Yerington the 7-6 lead.

Pershing County answered right back with a short TD run by Tad Millich. The two-point conversion gave them a 14-7 lead with 6:15 to play.

Yerington marched down the field, but a fourth-down pass was intercepted by Lovelock's McKinney-Gattrell at their own ten yard line to seal the win.

It's Pershing County's eight state championship in school history, and their first since 2012.

Yerington had won the last three consecutive state championships.

Desert Pines beat Spring Creek 39-6 to capture the Division 3A state title.

In Division IA, Spring Mountain ended Pahranagat Valley's 104-game winning streak, 68-46, to win the state title.