The Virgin Valley High School Bulldogs were equal to the Jaguars from Desert Pines High School for slightly over a one quarter of play last Friday night, October 3. The Jaguars drove 70 yards on their first possession for a touchdown and a two point conversion to lead 8-0 after one quarter of play. The Bulldogs responded with running back Kai Mitchell going in from 10 yards out. The extra point failed leaving the score 8-6 early in the second period.
The Bulldogs had no answer for Jaguar quarterback Markell Grayson who had 241 yards from the air. The Jaguars scored three touchdowns to close the first half making the score 28-6 in favor of the host Jaguars. The Bulldogs were hampered by turnovers the rest of the game. Desert Pines would add two more T.D.’s in the third quarter to make the final score 42-6 in favor of the Jaguars. Bulldog fullbacks had another excellent game with 96 yards on the ground. The Bulldogs were only 6 for 27 through the air for 96 total yards. The Jaguars put up 558 total yards against the young Bulldog squad.
“It was a tough night for us,” said Bulldog Coach Yori Ludvigson, “It was one of those nights, where everything went wrong for us and right for them. We struggled to get our offense going. We didn’t handle adversity very well. We need to bounce back this week playing at Moapa. I think our boys will bounce back after an ugly game.”
The Bulldogs record fell to 3-3 overall and 1-2 in league play.
The Dawgs travel to the Moapa Valley Friday to face the undefeated Pirates who seem to reload season after season. The Pirates are leading the pack with a 6-0 record and 3-0 in Sunrise league play. The Pirates defeated common foe Del Sol last Friday night by a score of 49-0. Del Sol beat the Dawgs earlier in the season by a score of 28-13. The Pirates have scored 159 points in the last three games to their opponents’ 6 points. They are led by the running of Kaleb Bodily who rushed for 216 yards against Del Sol. Quarterback Zach Hymas averages approximately 200 yards per game. The game begins at 7 p.m.