Senior tailback Junior Paongo rushed for 106 yards and three touchdowns to lead Virgin Valley to a 41-13 road win over Western on Friday..
Paongo scored on runs of 16, 19 and 4 yards as Virgin Valley shut out Western 19-0 in the second half to pull away.
Kenric Davis raced down the right sideline for a 71-yard score on the first play from scrimmage for the Warriors. Paongo’s 16-yard score tied it at 7-7, and that was followed by a recovery of a high snap on a punt attempt in the end zone by Virgin Valley’s Chase Henderson.
The Warriors responded with a 92-yard TD reception by Miles Snyder from quarterback Wyatt Rozea to cut the deficit to 15-13.
Virgin Valley quarterback Jarron Linge plunged in from 2 yards out to push the lead to 22-13 at half.
After Paongo scored twice for the Bulldogs in the second half, Josh Bishop added an 8-yard TD run around the right end to cap the scoring.
Virgin Valley’s defense tallied four fumble recoveries, 10 sacks and an interception.
Davis finished with 132 yards on 18 carries and two fumble recoveries on defense for Western, while Rozea threw for 162 yards and supplied an interception on defense.