After having its seven-game winning streak snapped by Del Sol Academy, the Virgin Valley High flag football team bounced back by punishing Chaparral, 42-6, Friday night in Las Vegas.
The win improves the Lady Bulldogs to 8-1 in 3A Southern League play and 12-2 overall. The Cowgirls dropped to 5-5 in league and 5-6 overall.
Virgin Valley piled up 432 yards of offense – 329 on the ground and 103 through the air.
The Lady Bulldogs wasted little time in taking control of the contest. Julia Ramirez scored on a pair of one-yard runs, Nikita Eskelsen four yards for a touchdown and quarterback Ally Wright hooked up with Taylor Marshall on a 15-yard scoring pass as VVHS seized a 28-0 lead at halftime.
A nine-yard touchdown run by Macee Bundy and a 15-yard scoring run by Wright extended the Lady Bulldog margin to 42-0 after three quarters of play.
Wright had a solid all-around game completing 11-of-16 passes for 103 yards including all six conversion attempts – four to Marshall and one each to Bundy and Ramirez. Wright also rushed for 41 yards on five carries.
Marshall caught six passes for 46 yards to lead all receivers.
Ramirez led the VVHS ground attack rushing for 111 yards on 18 carries. Shaylee Feltner added 62 yards on eight carries while Eskelsen rushed for 57 yards on seven carries.
The Lady Bulldog defense turned in another strong performance. Ramirez, Lacey Jones and Nataly Serna came up with one interception apiece while Macie Bowler, Vanessa Sandoval, Sariah Sims and Kiara Swanson had four flag pulls each.
Virgin Valley will play Mojave in North Las Vegas Friday, Jan. 25, at 5 p.m. before coming back home to host Valley of Las Vegas on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 4:30 p.m. inside Evan Wilson Stadium.