The Virgin Valley High flag football team moved closer to securing a second consecutive Sunrise League title by defeating rival Moapa Valley, 38-24, on Jan. 31 at Jeff Keel stadium in Overton.
The win improves the Lady Bulldogs 7-0 in league play and 12-3 overall while the loss dropped the Lady Pirates to 0-7 in league and 5-12 overall.
Virgin Valley has a two-game lead over both Del Sol Academy and Tech with just three games remaining in the regular season. The Lady Bulldogs play at Tech in Henderson on Tuesday and will host DSA Thursday in the home and regular-season finale at 4:30 p.m. inside Evan Wilson Stadium.
The Lady Bulldogs hosted Boulder City (2-5 league, 6-6 overall) Monday at 4:30 p.m. at Wilson Stadium. The game was originally scheduled for Jan. 9, but was postponed because of heavy rains that made traveling unsafe.
Virgin Valley jumped in front quickly against Moapa Valley when Katie Zuniga ran five yards for a touchdown. It was the first of four TDs on the night for the senior running back who rushed for 109 yards on 17 carries.
Zuniga later scored on runs of 10 and five yards, plus Makenzie Leishman returned an intercepted Moapa Valley pass for a touchdown, to lift Virgin Valley to a 26-12 margin at the half.
The Lady Bulldogs extended their lead to 38-12 after three quarters of play when Zuniga scored her fourth touchdown of the contest on a five-yard run and Macee Bundy ran 13 yards for a score.
The Lady Pirates scored two touchdowns in the final quarter.
Nikita Eskelsen rushed for 62 yards on 11 carries for the Lady Bulldogs, who piled up 261 yards on the ground.
Quarterback Kallie Graves completed 5-of-10 passes for 56 yards to five different receivers.
Nataly Serna had five flag pulls for Virgin Valley with Julia Ramirez, Markell Ludvigson and Bundy recording four each.
Alyson Cook and Ramirez each picked off a Lady Pirate pass while Bundy and Ramirez each had two pass breakups.