PREP FOOTBALL: Victory Christian 14, Ider 12

Ider’s Tyler Cox (2) runs the ball during Friday’s neck and neck game at Wayne C. Hardeman Stadium.

IDER — The Class 2A Region 7 Ider Hornets celebrated homecoming Friday night by welcoming the 1A Region 5 Victory Christian Lions to Wayne C. Hardeman Stadium.

After surrendering a late touchdown, the Hornets were able to get back into scoring position as time ran out in a 14-12 loss.

Unable to find the endzone, the Ider’s Ben Smith attempted a field goal. The kick was blocked and the ball went to the Lions with 8 seconds remaining in the game. Victory Christian ran out the clock.

The Hornets started the game on offense. First-quarter action was dominated by defensive stops and failed offensive drives setting the score 0-0 at the end of the quarter.

The Hornets managed to get their offense moving behind the running of Hunter Robinson, who ran the ball in for a touchdown with 5:37 to go in the second. The extra-point attempt by Smith was no good, sending the game into halftime at 6-0.

Victory Christian finally found the end zone with a rushing touchdown at the beginning of the fourth quarter. The 2-point conversion attempt failed, tying the score at 6-6.

Ider’s Matthew Norman ran in for a score with 7:18 on the clock. The 2-point pass attempt was intercepted making the score 12-6. Victory Christian answered with a touchdown pass and a good 2-point conversion, going ahead of the Hornets 14-12.

The Hornets hope to record just their second win of the season as they host the Pisgah Eagles in a 2A Region 7 matchup Friday night.

Lions upset Hornets on homecoming night

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