Breland helps Desert Pines hold off Eagles

Gianni Breland opened the scoring with a fumble return for a touchdown early in the third quarter and added a touchdown catch Saturday to help Desert Pines’ football team to a 26-20 win at Boulder City.

Marckell Grayson threw for 135 yards and two touchdowns for the Jaguars (4-1, 2-1 Sunrise League), who built a 26-6 lead in the fourth quarter.

Andre Watts also caught a touchdown pass for Desert Pines, which got a 32-yard scoring run from Jordan Diggs.

The Eagles (3-2, 1-1) tried to rally late, cashing in on touchdown passes by Trenton Carmell to Jacob Gneiting and Austin Wishard to pull within 26-20 with 45 seconds left, but they couldn’t recover an onside kick. The Jaguars then ran out the clock.

Carmell completed 13 of 20 passes for 185 yards and three touchdowns for Boulder City.

Logan Branscum caught five passes for 100 yards and a score for the Eagles.