Happy Valley looked to have a successful business trip in the second round of the Class 2A playoffs. However, the state’s top team had another idea.
The Warriors were unable to keep pace with the Meigs County offensive attack as they saw their season come to a close with a 38-6 loss in Decatur on Friday night.
Happy Valley finishes the 2017 campaign with an 8-4 record.
After the Tigers opened the scoring two minutes into the game, Will Tittle broke free for a 44-yard run to set the Warriors up inside the Meigs County 10. Brayden Sams put HV on the board with a one-yard run as the Warriors tied the game at 6-6 with 7:43 to play.
From there, Meigs County took control.
The Tigers added a score with 3:17 left in the first quarter and then took advantage of a safety to get a 20-6 advantage early in the second. Happy Valley got into the red zone late in the second, but an interception ended the drive as the Warriors trailed 26-6 at the half.
In the second half, the Warriors marched to the Tiger 1, but was unable to punch it on downs. Happy Valley threatened again as they got to the Meigs 11, but they were unable to add a touchdown despite a hard-fought effort.