A rugged contest ended with the right result as far as Hopewell-Loudon was concerned after Friday’s 49-46 decision for an Ohio high school football victory on September 20.
Lakota turned up the heat in the final quarter, but Hopewell-Loudon put the game on ice.
The Chieftains broke in front at the beginning of the fourth quarter with a 28-24 lead over the Raiders.
Both offenses were muted in an unproductive second quarter, resulting in a 24-14 intermission score.
The Raiders showed they were ready to play, using an early thrust to carve out a 24-14 advantage over the Chieftains as the first quarter ended.
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