The Virgin Valley High School flag football team faced the No. 1 flag football team in Southern Nevada, Boulder City High Tuesday night, Feb. 9, in the Dawg Pound. The Eagles defense shut down the Bulldogs for the second time this year, 18-0. It was a far cry from the 39-0 blowout administered by the Eagles against the Bulldogs earlier in the season.
The Eagles were stopped by the Dawgs on their first two possessions before scoring with 10:40 remaining in the first half. The point after failed, giving the Eagles a 6-0 advantage. Meanwhile the Eagles defense held the Dawgs to two first downs in the first half of play.
The Bulldogs were stopped on their first possession of the second half. The Eagles took possession and drove the length of the field before the Dawgs stiffened on their five yard line. The Eagles facing a fourth and goal, scored on a laser pass from quarterback Jeanne Carmell upping the Eagles lead to 12-0. The Eagles added another touchdown with 9:35 remaining to make the final score 18-0 in favor of Boulder City.
Bulldog quarterback Kallie Graves was held to 40 yards on 5-11 completions. Graves also led Bulldog rushers with 63 yards on 10 carries. Markell Ludivigson and Shalee Hafen had seven and six flag pulls respectively to lead the Dawgs defense. Boulder City’s record went to 17-0 overall and the Bulldogs fell to 9-4 in Sunrise league play.
The Bulldogs have already clinched a third seed going into the 1A playoffs. They play their season finale at Chaparral on Thursday Feb. 11 before beginning the playoffs at Spring Valley on Tuesday Feb. 16.