Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 | 11 p.m.
Las Vegas Sun reporters Case Keefer and Ray Brewer talk about finding more competitive games for several struggling programs in the 4A classification — like in the 3A. Oh, Gorman and Palo are still the cream of the crop.
Virgin Valley prevailed in one of the two biggest games of its season Friday night.
With only three teams in Southern Nevada part of the state’s 3A division, every contest between those teams has playoff-type significance. The Bulldogs brought along playoff-type intensity and shut out Boulder City 29-0.
“Our defense played outstanding tonight,” Virgin Valley coach Kirk Hafen said. “Most of the credit goes to that side of the ball.”
Daniel Gleave had two first half interceptions that set the tone for the rest of the night in Boulder City.
On the offensive side, quarterback Humebrto Urais once again shined. Hafen said Boulder City tried to pressure Urias into mistakes with a number of blitzes.
Urias countered by showing off his ability to run the ball. He had his biggest game of the year on the ground, according to Hafen.
“We went into this thinking of it like a playoff,” Hafen said. “It was a physical game and a good, solid win for us.”