The Dayton Valley Blue Devils Junior Pee Wee Pop Warner football team is heading to the Snow Bowl.
Dayton scored 26 unanswered points on its way to a 39-25 win over South Tahoe on Saturday at Dayton Valley Junior High. With the playoff win, Dayton (8-1) advanced to its Snow Bowl Championship Game on Friday at Sparks' Don Mello Sports Complex.
Timmy Doyle gained 141 yards on seven carries and scored on touchdown runs of 27, 46, 60 and 2 yards for Dayton. Johnny Pollack also rushed for 158 yards on 11 carries and scored on a 68-yard run.
Dayton trailed 13-0 when Doyle scored on the last play of the first quarter, running 27 yards for the touchdown on fourth and eight. Pollack ran it in for the extra point to make it 13-7.
Doyle later scored on a 46-yard run to cut the deficit to 19-7. It appeared that Dayton scored near the end of the first half when Pollack attempted a screen pass to Doyle.
The play was originally ruled a lateral and Doyle ran 74 yards for the score, but the play was called back. Pollack, though, scored on his 68-yard run moments later to cut the halftime deficit to 25-19.
Doyle's 60-yard scoring run and Pollack's run for the extra point gave Dayton a 26-25 lead. Doyle then scored on a 2-yard run and Pollack ran it in for the extra point to make it 33-25.
Dayton went on to execute the fumblerooski to put the game away. Center Vincent Ortiz snapped the ball to quarterback Alex Cupp and Cupp gave the ball back to Ortiz, who scored on a 53-yard run to make it 39-25.
Kyle Firestone sealed the win when he returned an interception inside the South Tahoe 25-yard line. Bryan Thomas also caused a fumble and recovered a fumble for Dayton.