Gridiron Gal Kallie Graves steps back and completes a pass during a recent Bulldog flag football game. Graves had her hand in 7 touchdowns during the Dawgs O.T. win over Las Vegas
Photo by Lou Martin

Two wins the week of Dec. 9 has propelled the Virgin Valley High School flag football team to fifth place in the Southern Nevada Coaches poll. The poll includes both 3A and 4A Division teams in Southern Nevada.

The Lady Dawgs began the week with a blowout at Sunrise Mountain 38-8. The Bulldogs led from start to finish. The Bulldogs led 26-0 at the halftime break. Leading the way for the Dawgs was Madison Cheney who was on the end of two touchdowns from quarterback Kallie Graves.  

Graves led the 250 yard Bulldog ground attack with 64 yards and two touchdowns. Emily Teerlink and Elisabeth DeLeon added a running T.D. for the Dawgs as they dominated the game. 

The Lady Dawgs pulled off the comeback of this year with a stunning defeat of Las Vegas High School 51-45 in three overtimes. The Bulldogs trailed at the half 32-7 before the Bulldog defense woke up giving their offense the opportunity to move the ball. The defense shut down Las Vegas completely not allowing another score during regulation. Meanwhile the Dawgs scored four touchdown to knot the score 32-32 after regulation. 

The Bulldogs made a huge stop in the third O.T. to give the Dawgs the win. Bulldog Q.B. Graves led the Dawgs with three rushing T.D.’s and three passing T.D.’s plus returning a pass for a T.D. The Bulldogs defense was led by Dylan Bryant, Shalee Hafen, Hannah Haviland, Makenzie Leishman and Cheney with five tackles each.