BIDWELL, Ohio — Talk about killing two birds with one stone.
River Valley snapped a seven-game losing skid and also captured its first-ever triumph at its new stadium complex Friday night following a 43-19 thumping of visiting South Point in a Week 9 Ohio Valley Conference gridiron matchup in Gallia County.
The host Raiders (2-7, 1-3 OVC) amassed 257 yards of total offense and had four different players score at least one touchdown while earning their first league win of the 2012 campaign. The Pointers — who lost 45-30 to RVHS last year in Week 10 — fell to 1-8 overall and 1-3 in league play this season.
River Valley rushed for 181 yards and four touchdowns on 40 attempts and added another 76 yards and two scores through the air while posting a season-high in points. The hosts also handed the Pointers their second straight setback.
Kyle Brown led the ground attack with 20 carries for 102 yards and a rushing TD, while Jacob Leach added 49 yards and two TDs on 10 totes. Austin Davies had six rushes for 17 yards and Dayton Hardway had 13 yards and a touchdown on four attempts.
Hardway went 7-of-12 passing for 76 yards, throwing two touchdowns and one interception. Brown hauled in two passes for 19 yards and a score, while Davies had two catches for 16 yards. Chris Clemente had two recpetions for 11 yards, and Tyler Twyman had one TD catch for 30 yards.
No other information was available on the game at presstime.
River Valley will close out its 2012 season next Friday when it hosts Fairland in a Week 10 OVC contest at 7:30 p.m.