Happy Valley left no doubt in the fourth quarter on Friday night.
The Warriors scored 28 points in the final 12 minutes to pull away for a 44-16 road victory at Sullivan North in Region 1-2A action. HV scored 44 unanswered points in the game.
With the win, HV improves to 3-5 on the year.
The Raiders scored the game’s opening touchdown on a short run, and SN added the conversion to take an 8-0 lead after the first quarter.
Happy Valley, however, took control from there.
Dakota Cochran snuck into the end zone on a one-yard touchdown, and then caught a pass for the two-point conversion to tie the game up at 8-8. The Warriors struck again as Cochran hit Josh Hyatt for a 43-yard touchdown as the conversion gave HV a 16-8 advantage at the half.
Neither team was able to get on the board in the third quarter. HV struck first in the final stanza as Cochran added a short touchdown. Michael Harrah added the extra point to push the HV lead to 23-8.
The Warriors got back on the board as Cochran broke free for a 37-yard touchdown run. On the ensuing possession, Josh Hyatt forced a fumble and picked the ball up for a 35-yard Warrior defensive touchdown.
Defense continued to get in the scoring act for Happy Valley as Dylan McKeehan jumped on a bad snap in the end zone to account the final HV touchdown.
Cochran finished with 16 carries for 89 yards and three rushing touchdowns, while also going 4-for-8 passing for 78 yards and a score.
The Warriors return to Warrior Hill next Friday as they welcome West Greene.