Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 | 11:52 p.m.
Las Vegas Sun sports editors Ray Brewer and Case Keefer recap a particularly memorable week 1 in Las Vegas high school football that included Bishop Gorman obliterated a Texas power and two games between top five teams that came down to the final minute.
Perkins punched in a two-yard touchdown run for the Bulldogs to even the score 7-7 in the first quarter. It would be one of an astounding 36 carries on the night.
“Perkins was our workhorse tonight,” Virgin Valley coach Yori Ludvigson said. “We controlled the ball a ton. Our time of possession was big for us.”
The Bulldogs were able to contain a Miner offense that was coming off an offensive explosion in its first game.
Last week’s player of the week — quarterback Stephen Wright — was held to 172 yards and no touchdowns through the air.
“He is so athletic so we had to get him off his game,” Ludvigson said. “We blitzed him and got after him a little bit. We knocked him around and they went away from the pass, but our best defense of him was keeping him off the field.”
After entering halftime tied 14-14, Perkins ran in another 2-yard touchdown in the third quarter to give the Bulldogs the lead for good.
An offensive line of Jaden Dalton, Cade Anderson, Layton Woods, Dayden Payne and Cresent Crandall paved the way all night for Perkins, who also scooped up a fumble and returned it for a touchdown.
“Our O-line really rolled tonight,” Ludvigson said. “Our boys were big up front and really controlled the line of scrimmage. Last week we got worn out and this week we wore them out.”