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Virgin Valley defense paves way to 41-8 victory over Pahrump Valley

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Virgin Valley football players Dee Bowler, Dillon Graves, Christian Aguirre, Tyson Teerlink and Jared Walther Thursday, July 26, 2012.

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If Virgin Valley coach Chris Sawyers graded his team’s performance Friday night against Pahrump Valley, he’d award the defense an easy A.

The offense? Well, let’s just say Sawyers would add a few more red marks. It was no matter, however, as Virgin Valley blitzed its way to a 41-8 victory and improved to 2-0 on the year.

“We played OK,” Sawyers said. “We threw the ball well, but we’ve got to work on being a little more physical in the running game.”

Junior quarterback Garrett Leavitt completed 11 of 18 passes for 281 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran for 53 yards.

Leavitt’s favorite targets were Dillon Graves, who had eight catches for 157 yards and two touchdowns, and Tyson Teerlink, who chipped in 61 yards and a touchdown on four catches.

Teerlink also managed to record three sacks as one of the defensive leaders. Tanner Killmer likely led the team in tackles and Dylan Parker returned an interception for a touchdown.

Despite Sawyers’ disappointment with the running game, Dee Bowler rushed for two touchdowns and 126 yards.

Case Keefer can be reached at 948-2790 or [email protected]. Follow Case on Twitter at twitter.com/casekeefer.

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