By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • firstname.lastname@example.org (Photo by Cheryl Boydston)
VALLEY HEAD, Ala. — The Ider Hornets spoiled the Valley Head Tigers Homecoming defeating them, 47-20. This is the Hornets ninth straight victory over the Tigers.
With 7:52 remaining in the first, Jacob Higdon brought it in for the Hornets. The PAT was good by James Krebs, and Ider went up 7-0. With 6:39 remaining in the first, Ider added 7 on a 15-yard run by Seth Hawkins to take the 14-0 advantage. With 1:41 remaining in the first, Higdon scrambled into the endzone for the Hornets from 2-yards out to broaden their lead to 21-0.
In the second quarter, the Hornets added two more touchdowns to the scoreboard. One being a 9-yard run by Justin Wood. The other one being on a 8-yard run by Matt Wood. Valley Head scored on a 14-yard touchdown run by Marlon Trinidad. The extra point failed. As the teams went into the half, the Hornets had the 35-6 advantage.
In the third quarter, the Hornets scored on a 8-yard touchdown by Jace Palmer. With 1:20 remaining in the third, Matt Norman got in on the scoring action for the Hornets on an 8-yard rampage into the endzone.
Trinidad and the Tigers mounted a comeback in the fourth quarter, scoring two touchdowns but time was not on their side. The Hornets ran the clock out and won the game, 47-20.
Ider will travel to take on the Asbury Rams on Friday. Valley Head will host Woodville in region play.