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The secret is out: Virgin Valley, off of another win, is dangerous

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Virgin Valley High of Mesquite football players (from left) Dee Bowler, Garrett Leavitt, Beau Leavitt, Dillon Graves and Devonte Milligan before the 2013 season.

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The Virgin Valley players and coaching staff felt they had an exciting team before the season began.

Now everyone else knows it too. Virgin Valley improved to 4-0 Friday night by traveling to Clark for a 48-21 victory.

“To be honest, we expected to be here,” Virgin Valley coach Chris Sawyers said of the hot start. “But to say it and then do it, we’re excited. We think we have some excellent possibilities this season.”

The Chargers effectively slowed the Bulldogs running game, so Sawyers went almost entirely to the pass early on. Garrett Leavitt responded with another fine outing, tossing the ball around for 409 yards.

DeVonte Milligan was his favorite target with seven catches for 264 yards. Dee Bowler added 100 receiving yards and also scored a rushing touchdown.

Leavitt had two scores on the ground.

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

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