The Virgin Valley High School Bulldogs notched their eighth win in a roll Friday night defeating Boulder City High School 25-13 in a surprisingly close score. The Eagles had been blown out in recent games but had nothing to lose in their season finale. The Dawgs could have been looking forward to their big game Thursday night against Sunrise Mountain in the opening round of the 3A Southern Division Championship.
The Eagles scored first on two field goals of 33 and 43 yards by Justin Fox. The Bulldogs got off to a slow start as the Eagles had a surprising 6-0 lead after one period of play. Bulldog running back Jayden Perkins got the Dawgs on the scoreboard 9:37 into the second quarter on a 17 yard jaunt up the middle of the Eagles defense for a touchdown. Cesar Zarate added the point after took a 7-6 lead which they would never relinquish. The Bulldogs were back on the scoreboard as Jarrett Tietjen hauled in a Cade Anderson pass and scooted to a 47 yard T.D. Zarate’s extra point split the crossbars as the Dawgs increased their lead to 14-6. The Bulldogs defense stopped the Eagles giving Zarate a chance at a field goal with zero remaining on the first half clock. Zarate’s 39 yard kick was good as the Dawgs took a 17-6 lead into the locker room.
The Bulldogs scored late in the third period on a short pass from Anderson to Jesus Ruvalcaba upping the Dawgs lead to 23-6. The point after failed with the third period coming to an end. The Bulldogs would add a safety for their final tally and the Eagles would add a T.D. making the final score 25-13.