Quick hits: Cedar wins big in windy Mesquite

File photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

MESQUITE, Nev. – The wind blew for most of the game Friday, but Cedar’s offense seemed unaffected in the final three quarters as it scored five touchdowns in a 34-13 win over Virgin Valley at Bulldog Stadium.

cedar-logoThe Virgin Valley Bulldogs scored first and held Cedar scoreless in the first quarter, but Cedar responded with 34 unanswered points before the Bulldogs found the end zone again.

The Redmen must have gotten used to the wind, because Mason Fakahua and Braden Garrett connected on a 25-yard pass for Cedar’s first score in the second quarter. Shortly after that, Fakahua found Drake Lewis on another 25-yard pass for a touchdown.

Cedar's Drake Lewis (9), file photo from Hurricane vs. Cedar, St. Hurricane, Utah, Oct. 2, 2015, | Photo by Kevin Luthy, St. George News
Cedar’s Drake Lewis (9), file photo from Hurricane vs. Cedar, St. Hurricane, Utah, Oct. 2, 2015, | Photo by Kevin Luthy, St. George News

The second half started the same way the first half ended, with Cedar finding the end zone four times throughout the third quarter, two of which were called back for penalties. Yellow flags seemed to be an issue for the Redmen, but not enough to hold them from coming out on top.

Cedar then scored early in the fourth quarter to seal it before Virgin Valley finally scored its second touchdown of the night late in the fourth quarter.

Fakahua had a huge night on the ground as he had touchdowns runs of 32 and 64 yards. Lewis scored the other touchdown on a 35-yard rush.

Cedar will finally play in its home opener against Canyon View in the rivalry grudge match next Friday night. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

For more stats, quotes and insight, see Saturday Breakdown on STGNews.com.

Scoring:
Virgin Valley — Cox, 11-yard pass (kick failed)
CedarBraden Garrett, 25-yard pass from Mason Fakahua (kick from Blake White-Schreibman)
CedarDrake Lewis, 25-yard pass from Mason Fakahua (kick failed)
CedarMason Fakahua, 32-yard run (kick from Blake White-Schreibman)
CedarDrake Lewis, 20-yard run (kick from Blake White-Schreibman)
CedarMason Fakahua, 63-yard run (kick from Blake White-Schreibman)
Virgin Valley, Nev. — Cox 6-yard pass (kick good)

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