Raiders use big second half to pull away from Pointers

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 29, 2004

CHESHIRE - It was a tale of two halves.

The River Valley Raiders used a big second half to open up a close game and beat the South Point Pointers 35-6 Friday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

"The second half we couldn't stop them," Pointers coach Dan McDavid said.

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The Pointers, 2-6 and 1-2, were racked by injuries coming into the game. South Point lost two starting tackles during the week and another tackle suffered an injury during the game.

The Raiders took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.

Aaron Patterson ran 31 yards for a touchdown with 2:40 left in the half and the Pointers trailed 14-6.

River Valley came out the second half and drove for another touchdown and the lead was now a comfortable 21-6.

The Raiders added another TD in the third quarter and one in the fourth quarter to cap the scoring.

Despite the loss, McDavid had praise for senior Tommy Hayner.

"I thought Tommy Hayner played his guts out. He played running back, cornerback, linebacker and receiver and played as hard as he could the whole game," McDavid said.

"We got beat, but it wasn't for lack of senior leadership. We don't have many seniors, but Tommy Hayner is a whole team of senior leadership. He showed me something."

River Valley is now 2-6 and 1-2.