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Leavitt shines in Virgin Valley’s overtime victory over Faith Lutheran

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Virgin Valley High of Mesquite football players (from left) Dee Bowler, Garrett Leavitt, Beau Leavitt, Dillon Graves and Devonte Milligan before the 2013 season.

Garrett Leavitt accounted for all four of Virgin Valley’s touchdowns in a 26-20 overtime victory over Faith Lutheran.

Leavitt threw for a pair of scores and ran for the other two. He went 14-for-28 for 141 yards and added 43 yards rushing.

“He did a hell of a job for us,” Virgin Valley coach Chris Sawyer said.

But don’t confuse Leavitt’s strong play for an efficient outing for the Bulldogs (1-0). Sawyer wasn’t satisfied with his team’s offensive performance, citing an awful 1-for-14 effort on third down.

Instead, Sawyer pointed to his defensive effort — especially late — as one of the reasons the Bulldogs pulled away with the road victory.

“Our defense played well. They’re a talented group,” Sawyer said. “We played seven (different) kids upfront, five kids at linebacker and seven in the secondary. Our depth is evident. The things they’ve done in the offseason have paid dividends.”

Keenan Smith led Faith Lutheran (0-2) with 66 yards on 15 carries with two touchdowns.

Paul Delos Santos can be reached at 990-2416 or mail to [email protected] Follow Paul on Twitter at twitter.com/pauliedelos.

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