SUGARCREEK -- Anytime a football team gives up 35 points in the first half, it's a pretty good bet they're in for a long evening.
That was the case for the Indian Valley Braves Friday night at Garaway as the Pirates rang up 35 points on the Braves' defense on the way to a convincing 48-21 win.
Both teams cam into the game undefeated at 2-0 but Garaway left little doubt about this one.
Indian Valley did lead in the game, briefly, as Dakota Sentz broke off a 30-yard score on the Braves' first possession with Nick Rose's extra point making it 7-0.
Garaway came back to tie it as Tyler Walter and Winston Mullet combined for a 40-yard catch and run touchdown. A fumble set up their second touchdown with Zach Renner pushing it in from six yards away to put the Pirates up 14-7 after the extra point.
After the Braves lost the ball on downs, Garaway again put together a drive that resulted in six points. Hunter Shaw scored from 17 yards out to run the score to 20-7 as the extra point failed.
Indian Valley cut into the lead when the Kyles, Lehigh and Johnson, combined for a 10-yard touchdown pass that made it 20-14. But the Pirates answered when Walter hit Shaw for a 30-yard touchdown pass that put the lead out to 27-14. And Garaway extended the lead before the half with a 24-yard pass from Walter to Matt Ridenour.
Indian Valley's final touchdown came in the third quarter, with Sentz scoring from 40 yards out. Sentz finished with over 150 yards in the game.