Las Vegas Sun
Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 | 11:59 p.m.
Marcus Dawson was happy to oblige.
Dawson, a junior cornerback, returned a fourth-quarter interception for a touchdown to give Spring Valley a 13-0 lead, and the Grizzlies held on for a 13-7 home win over the Trojans.
“That was huge,” Teal said of Dawson’s pick-six delight. “It was an intense game the whole time. He came out of nowhere to intercept the ball and returned it. It gave us some breathing room.”
Spring Valley (5-2, 4-1) earned a key win over a rapidly improving Pahrump Valley program as the league standings remain bunched up with the playoffs looming.
The Grizzlies took a 7-0 lead after Christian Tasi hit Michael Bianco with a short touchdown pass as the first half concluded, and Spring Valley’s defense held tight until the finish.
“Pahrump, I can’t say enough about those guys. They’re a good football team,” Teal said.
The Trojans went to 3-4 overall and 2-3 in Division I-A Sunset play.