Virgin Valley overcomes slow start, tops Boulder City

Virgin Valley overcame a slow start, and Jayden Perkins rushed for 92 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries as the Bulldogs defeated host Boulder City 25-13 on Friday.

His touchdown came on a 17-yard sprint with 9:37 to go in the second quarter that gave Virgin Valley a 7-6 lead.

The Bulldogs (8-1, 4-0 Sunrise League) soon got the ball moving through the air. Cade Anderson hit Jarret Tietjen on a crossing route, and Tietjen turned it into a 47-yard scoring play that made it 14-6. Virgin Valley added a 39-yard field goal from Cesar Zarate on the final play of the first half to make it 17-6.

Tietjen caught three balls for 72 yards and also intercepted a pass. Anderson completed 7 of 10 passes for 110 yards and two touchdown. Anderson’s second TD was a 1-yard toss to a wide-open Jesus Ruvalcaba with 2:12 to go in the third quarter.

Boulder City (1-8, 0-4) got on the scoreboard early on the strength of Justin Fox’s leg. He kicked field goals of 33 and 44 yards in the first quarter to give the Eagles the early lead.

After that, the Eagles struggled until finding pay dirt with 6:34 remaining in the game. Zach Trone made a magnificent catch on an underthrown ball from Taylor Hatchel, broke a tackle and took it 47 yards to the end zone.

Hatchel completed 10 of 17 passes for 117 yards on 10 completions.