MIDVALE -- Rolling up 248 yards of real estate on the ground, the Indian Valley Braves remained unbeaten both overall and in Principal's Athletic Conference play with a 21-13 win over the visiting Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy Royals on Friday.
Following a scoreless opening quarter, Indian Valley got on the scoreboard first with Logan Ryan hauling in a 36-yard scoring strike from quarterback Brady Byers, but a run for the two-point conversion came up short giving the Braves a 6-0 advantage.
CVCA grabbed the lead before halftime, with Andrew Schauer diving in from the one and Charlie Hulisz split the uprights with the PAT kick to send the teams to the locker room at the break with the Royals clinging to a 7-6 edge.
Indian Valley (6-0, 3-0 PAC) regained the lead for good when Jake Davis broke loose for a 39-yard scoring scamper and then Davis tossed to Byers for the extra two and a 14-7 Braves advantage.
The Royals (3-3, 2-1 PAC) pulled within a single point in the fourth round with Cordell Wilson capping a scoring drive with a five-yard plunge, but the run for the extra two was snuffed by Indian Valley preserving a 14-13 Braves' lead.
Indian Valley tacked on an insurance score before the final stanza came to an end with Byers capping a series with a 12-yard jaunt to the end zone and Konnor Cool booted the PAT to provide the 21-13 final.
Davis was the workhorse for the Braves' ground game picking up 174 yards on 27 carries, while Ryan added 39 yards on just seven totes and Byers tacked on 27 yards on seven runs.
Byers completed 4-of-7 passes for an additional 85 yards and the one score, while Davis threw one pass which was intercepted. Ryan caught all four of Byers' completions for the entire 85 yards and the one TD.
Indian Valley fumbled the ball once, but recovered itself and was penalized four times for 25 yards. Byers had the interception for the Braves.
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy gained 129 yards on 30 rushing attempts, paced by Wilson with 14 carries for 93 yards. Quarterback Brandon Beasoleil completed 5-of-14 passes for 80 yards and suffered one interception. Steven Chalet was the leading receiver for the Royals with four catches for 54 yards.
The Royals didn't fumble and had just one penalty for five yards.
NEXT -- Indian Valley goes on the road for another PAC contest at Akron Manchester on Friday.