The Virgin Valley High School Bulldog football team will face a resurging Rancho High School Ram team Friday night, Sep. 18 in Las Vegas. The league-less Rams have been the laughing stock of 1-A football the past four seasons losing 30 games in a row by ridiculous scores. Fans of Boulder City and Valley high schools aren’t laughing anymore as the Rams defeated Valley by a score of 34-14 and Boulder by 33-6.

Rancho had been removed from 1-A Sunrise League play due to their ineptness. League leaders may have to relook at that decision if the Rams continue to improve.

The Dawgs will need to contain the Ram rushing attack led by Robert Howard who has averaged approximately 180 yards the past two outings. The Rams as a team have averaged 300+ rushing yards.

The Rams and the Dawgs have matching 2-1 season records going into Friday’s game. The Rams only loss has been to Gila Bend High School of Arizona.

The game will be won in the trenches as each team will offer stiff running attacks. The Rams feature a 4-3 defensive scheme and a spread offense which will test the Bulldogs. The Dawgs have an advantage on offense as they have shown they can score quickly through the air behind quarterback Hogan Fowles. The Rams passing attack has been missing as they concentrated on their ground game.

It should be a fun game to watch.