To his chagrin, Riley also played a different role (but was obviously able to make up for it). He fumbled the opening kickoff that the Warhawks turned into a 7-0 lead when Logan Byrd scored from a yard out. Eventually it became 14-all before Tim Yalcin kicked a 32-yard field goal. That gave Veterans a 17-14 lead with the third quarter clock about to run out.
Riley responded with his long run following.
The Warhawks still had their chances and when Chris Johnson intercepted a pass had the ball on their own 35. They moved to Perry’s 25 before Riley intercepted the aforementioned pass with about 30 seconds left to preserve the win.
The win gave Perry a 4-3 record overall. Veterans fells to 3-4. Both are 2-2 in Region 2-AAAA.