PREP FOOTBALL: Oneonta pulls away late to top Good Hope 37-19

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Good Hope QB Tanner Malin (11) posted a 54-yard touchdown run in the Raiders’ 37-19 loss at Oneonta Friday night. (Maddie McKenney/The Cullman Tribune)

ONEONTA, Ala. – Good Hope made the trip to Oneonta for a massive region showdown with the Redskins Friday night and found themselves in control in the second half, but Oneonta rallied in the fourth quarter and dominated the final period to come back and defeat the Raiders 37-19. The loss places Good Hope second in Region 6.

The Redskins used a field goal and a touchdown to take an early, 10-0 lead in the first quarter but Raiders quarterback Tanner Malin got Good Hope on the board with a 54-yard touchdown run that cut the lead to 10-6 going into the second quarter. The Raiders continued to ride their momentum and after an Ethan Anderson interception set the offense up with good field position, Caleb Jones ran another score in from 22 yards out to put Good Hope in front 13-10 going into the halftime break.

Anderson added to the Raider lead late in the third quarter with a 1-yard touchdown and made it a 19-10 game going into the fourth quarter but that’s when things began to go off the rails for Good Hope. An Oneonta touchdown run at the start of the fourth cut the lead to 19-17 and the Redskins and not long after that, they tacked on another score to retake a 23-19 lead. Another quick touchdown put Oneonta in front 30-19 and with less than five minutes to play, the Redskins found the end zone again to extend their lead and went on to defeat the Raiders 37-19. Oneonta outscored Good Hope 27-0 in the final frame.

The loss ends the Raiders’ seven-game win streak, but they’ll have next week to rest up and prepare for the opening round of the state playoffs in two weeks.

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