MIDVALE -- Friday's game between Indian Valley and Garaway was up for grabs going into the fourth quarter, but the Braves came up with two scores to secure a 28-15 victory over the visiting Pirates.
Garaway (1-2) recorded the only score of the first quarter when R.J. Jacobs found Brady Winter for a 13-yard touchdown with 4:33 to go in the first quarter.
Joel Honigford connected on the extra-point, giving the Pirates a 7-0 cushion.
That lead lasted until the 5:52 mark of the second quarter when Indian Valley's Ross Love scampered in for a 10-yard score. He was also good on the PAT to knot things up at 7-7 going into the half.
Indian Valley (2-1) took its first lead with 9:04 to go in the third quarter when quarterback, Brady Cotsmire found Love for a 66-yard touchdown.
Following Love's pass to Wyatt Garbrandt for the two-point conversion, the Braves led, 15-7.
The Pirates did not let their ship sink that easily as Dallas Foster scored from a yard out with 4:52 to go in the third period, while also accounting for the conversion run that tied the game at 15-all heading into the final frame.
The Braves controlled the fourth quarter, beginning with a Cory Carlisle two-yard scurry into the end zone that put Indian Valley up 22-15 after Love knocked one between the uprights for the extra-point.
IVHS put the ball into the end zone one last time to secure the victory when Cotsmire scrambled in for the score.
Cotsmire ran for a total of 81 yards on 16 carries, leading the team in both categories. Love also tallied 50 yards on the ground on six carries.
Love's only catch of the game came on the 66-yard reception for a touchdown in the third.
Garaway's leading receiver was Ty Hamsher, who snared six passes for a combined 82 yards.
GHS finished with 16 first downs, while Indian Valley had 11.
The ground game of Indian Valley dominated the Pirates as they outgained Garaway, 181-28. The Braves earned those yards on 39 carries, with Garaway rushing 25 times.
IV was just 3-of-10 passing for 87 yards while Garaway was more effective through the air by connecting on 24-of-42 passes for 229 yards.
Indian Valley edged Garaway in total yards by a 268-257 count.
Both teams were flagged four times with Garaway losing 26 penalty yards and IVHS losing 42 yards.
Love drilled four punts for a 45-yard average while Garaway got off five punts for a 30-yard average.
NEXT -- Indian Valley is back in action Friday hosting Navarre Fairless at 7 p.m.