Batesville’s junior varsity Pioneers took an early lead against Valley View, but the Blazers scored twice in the second half to take a 14-8 win on Monday.
Riley Gregg opened the scoring with a 1-yard touchdown run and Levi Conway passed complete for the 2-point conversion with 16:15 left in the first half
Later in the half, Westin Jeffery and Conner Foree recovered Valley View fumbles. The Pioneers defense forced Valley View into two turnovers in the first half.
Batesville led 8-0 at halftime.
The second half was all Blazers. Valley View picked off a Batesville pass. A few minutes later, the Blazers scored on a touchdown pass. The try for 2-points was successful to tie the game 8-8.
The Pioneers were driving down the field, but suffered an interception. The Blazers returned the pick for a 60-yard touchdown.
The extra point missed and Valley View led 14-8 with 6:40 to play. Batesville had a first-and-goal from the Valley View 10, but didn’t score.