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Virgin Valley turns tables on Del Sol with potent rushing attack

High School Football Media Day 2015 Steve Marcus

Steve Marcus

From left: Virgin Valley’s Joshua Bishop (7), Garret Hafen (54) and Jaden Hollingshead (57) during the Las Vegas Sun’s High School Football media day (make up) Monday, July 27, 2015. STEVE MARCUS

Virgin Valley’s rushing game broke loose for six touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 48-0 win over Del Sol on Friday.

After losing a tough game in Cedar City, Utah, to open the season, the Bulldogs have won the last two games by a combined score of 104-8.

Running back Kai Mitchell led the way for Virgin Valley (2-1) with a pair of rushing touchdowns.

Hogan Fowles, who began the season third on the depth chart at quarterback, threw a 76-yard touchdown to Jaret Tietjen and ran for another score.

“What a difference a year makes,” said coach Yori Ludvigson, in reference to Del Sol’s 28-13 win over Virgin Valley in 2014. “They just ran us over, and a year of the kids lifting in the weight room and getting the system in place made a huge difference.”

The game wasn’t quite as lopsided as the final score indicates, at least through the first 20 minutes. Virgin Valley led 10-0 just minutes before halftime, but struck twice before the break to take a 23-0 lead into the locker room.

With two monster results in the books, the Bulldogs are now salivating with trips to Rancho and Sunrise Mountain next on the schedule.

“We got it going and now we have to keep it rolling," Ludvigson said.

Jesse Granger can be reached at 702-259-8814 or [email protected]. Follow Jesse on Twitter at twitter.com/JesseGranger_.

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