Haun, Warriors roll past Cosby

Carter County Sports

It was a shootout for a while in Cosby. However, the Warriors had all of the right answers.

Happy Valley scored 39 points in the second quarter to power the Warriors to a 60-20 win over Cosby in Region 1-2A play on Friday night.

The win moves the Warriors to 2-2 on the season.

The first quarter saw Happy Valley score early as Sage Haun hit Dustun Sams for a 29-yard touchdown, and the Justin Morefield extra point gave the Warriors a 7-0 lead. That would be the lone score in the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Austin Hicks opened the scoring with a two-yard touchdown in the opening minutes of the period, but Cosby answered on the ensuing drive as Jacob Jackson scored from four yards out.

Hicks, however, answered for the Warriors as he scored from two-yards out that kicked off a wild closing five minutes in the half. Happy Valley scored to take a 27-6 lead with three minutes on the clock when Mookie Madison scored from eight yards out.

Cosby saw Matt Lane hit Bryce Poe for a 64-yard touchdown pass on their next drive, but Sams capped off a quick Warrior drive with a one-yard touchdown run. After the Warriors defense nabbed an interception, Haun found Tyler Torbett for a 24-yard touchdown that gave the Warriors a 39-12 lead with just over a minute to play. With 10 seconds on the clock, Brayden Sams picked off Cosby’s Lane and returned it for a touchdown, but Addison Fancher returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown as Happy Valley held a 46-20 lead at the half.

After Cosby recovered an onside kick to open the second half, the Warriors defense recovered a fumble. Happy Valley wasted no time moving into Cosby territory, and put points on the board when Madison scored on a 16-yard scamper.

Haun hit Jose Burgos for a 16-yard touchdown to cap off the scoring with 7:01 to play in the third quarter.

Haun finished the game 11-of-13 for 137 yards and three touchdowns. D. Sams had seven carries for 77 yards and a score, while Madison went 62 yards on five carries. Hicks had two touchdowns on seven carries with 42 yards.

D. Sams and Madison had two catches apiece with 37 and 35 yards, respectively.

Defensively, Happy Valley held Cosby to just 186 yards of offense.

The Warriors return to action on Friday with a trip to Unaka.

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