Hunter Robinson rushed for 164 yards and two touchdowns, Matthew Norman finished with three rushing scores behind 104 yards on the ground and the Ider Hornets used a strong first half to beat the Valley Head Tigers 42-20 on homecoming night at Wayne C. Hardman Stadium on Friday.
Dylan Grant threw for 156 yards with no interceptions and a 10-yard touchdown pass to Jesse Massey (three catches, 67 yards) to cap the scoring as the Hornets improved to 4-2 following the non-region battle against their DeKalb County neighbors.
Ider led 14-0 before the Tigers (2-4) scored to start the second quarter.
Eian Bain’s 1-yard scoring dive pulled the Tigers within 14-7, before a rushing score by Robinson and another one by Norman extended the lead to 28-7 by halftime.
Bain ran for two scores to pull Valley Head within 28-20 at the 5:11 mark of the third period.
Bain rushed for 137 yards and three touchdowns. He threw for 59 yards with one interception.
The Hornets visit Victory Christian in another non-region contest at 7 p.m. next Friday.
The Tigers return to Class 1A, Region 7 competition next Friday, visiting Appalachian at 7 p.m.