ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7)-- For the second week in a row, our spotlight game of the week features an undefeated team going on the road in a district contest.
Last week, Hidden Valley handed Pulaski County its first loss of the season. Can Patrick Henry pull off the same against the unbeaten Salem Spartans?. We'll find out here in our spotlight game of the week.
Patriots strike first in this matchup. Roy Gunn hits fellow junior Trace Pedigo on a 43-yard touchdown through the air. Patrick Henry takes the early lead.
Next drive, Salem looking to answer. Spartans QB Hunter Chaney targets Chauncey Logan - and connects on a 21-yard pass. Score tied, seven each.
Now in the second quarter. Gunn locks, loads and rockets this ball through the air. Tashawn Webb keeps his focus and grabs this one off a helmet, then runs into the end zone untouched to put PH back on top 14-7.
A couple drives later, it's Gavin McCormick. He brings down this pass from to extend the Patriots lead to 21-7.
Salem, trying to make something happen here. Hunter Chaney strikes Jorden McDonald from 38 yards out to bring the game within one score.
Patriots up 21-14 at the half.
Salem deferred on the toss, and they make it count here. On fourth and inches, Chaney calls his own number and pushes the pigskin just over the goal line to even the score up, 21 all.
Salem back again following a safety. Spartans ball, and this time it's Isaiah Persinger. He plows ahead 38 yards to put Salem up 30 to 21.
Fourth-quarter now, Patriots not making this easy for the Spartans. Gunn lasers it over to Tramar Journette to put this game back within three.
It's Persinger back again for the Spartans. He gets the toss from Chaney and goes on a 20-yard scamper to push the Salem lead back to 10.
It's all Salem from here. The Spartans steamroll the Patriots in the second half and go on to win 51 to 34.
Five different Spartans found the end zone in another week where Salem came alive in the second half en route to a dominant win on the road. The Spartans continue their quest for perfection against a powerhouse from Martinsburg, WV next week, while PH heads to Bogle Stadium to take on Cave Spring.
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