CENTRE, Ala. – After collecting wins over county rivals West Point and Vinemont in the first two weeks of the season, the Good Hope Raiders made the trip out to Cherokee County for their region opener Friday night. Unfortunately for the Raider fans on the trip, the Warriors scored early and often to build a lead over Good Hope and sent the Raiders home with their first loss of the season 50-7.
The Raiders had a lot of trouble moving the ball most of the night and Cherokee County was able to pull ahead with a 10-0 lead midway through the second quarter. The Warriors added to their lead with just over a minute to play in the opening half and following a Good Hope turnover, Cherokee County was able to take advantage of great field position to make it a 23-0 game at halftime.
Another Warrior touchdown extended the lead to 30-0 midway through the third quarter and Cherokee County continued pulling away, taking a 37-0 lead into the fourth quarter. Trailing 44-0 midway through the fourth, the Raiders were finally able to get some points on the board when Kaleb Jones punched one into the end zone from a yard out to make it a 44-7 game. However, the Warriors responded with another score of their own and held on to collect a 50-7 win over Good Hope.
The Raiders will return home next week for another county rivalry game against the Fairview Aggies.
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