The Virgin Valley High School Bulldogs survived the shock of an 80 yard kickoff touchdown on the opening possession to defeat the Clark High School Chargers 21-7. The Bulldogs defense showed their mettle shutting down the Chargers the rest of the way. The Dawgs offense were led by second team quarterback Kyler Sudweeks and running back Wyatt Delano as they dominated the scoring after the first score. Sudweeks completed 9-16 passes 117 yards and three T.D’s. Delano ran hard for 130 yards 15 carries. Tanner Fielding was on the end of four catches for 70 yards and two T.D.’s.

The Bulldogs marched down the field on their first possession led by Delano’s 50 plus yard scamper to score from 7 yards out on a pass to Fielding. The point after failed, leaving the score 7-6, after one period of play. The Bulldogs held the ball most of the second period taking the lead on a 15 yard T.D. pass from Sudweeks to Cameron Noel giving the Dawgs a 12-7 advantage. Delano bulled up the middle for a two point conversion making the score 14-7 at the break.

The second half was dominated by defense play on both sides of the field. The Dawgs managed to score with 7 minutes remaining in the game to cement the win. Sudweeks hit Fielding from 10 yards out for the final score of the game. Delano and Fielding led the defense with 7 and six tackles respectively. Delano added two sacks followed by Fielding with one. Defensive back Will Barnum chipped in with an interception.

“We pulled one out,” said head coach Matt Woods.” Our d-line played well getting the ball back to our offense. We need to work on our special teams, need to be better. Kyler stepped up with short notice replacing Mebs Hollingshead and gave us what we needed. Overall it was a good physical game for our first outing. Now we have to prepare for the offensive guns from Pahrump Valley. The good news is we didn’t suffer any injuries in the game” The Bulldogs face the Trojans next Friday October 30.