"We just made too many mistakes," said Meadow Bridge coach Larry McClintic. "We had a lot of dumb penalties tonight involving things that we should know better. We're in the sixth week of the season and we shouldn't be making those mistakes."
The Greyhounds also did a good job of bottling up Parker, who entered as the state's leading rusher with 1,385 yards and 17 scores. Valley limited Parker to 83 first-half yards and just 129 in the game on 27 carries.
"That Parker kid is a good football player," Hopkins said. "We played pretty well at times. We had a few mistakes, but I'm just glad to get out of here with the win. I'm happy."
Valley started both halves quickly, taking its initial possession of each half for scores.
The Greyhounds got on the board in the first quarter when running back Keyshawn Payne rumbled in from 17 yards out. Dante Wilkerson hauled in a conversion pass from Henry Barron-Houchins for an 8-0 lead.
Meadow Bridge answered in the second quarter when Parker capped a 43-yard drive with a 19-yard TD run. Parker's conversion run knotted the score at 8-8.
Valley closed out the scoring with 6:08 remaining in the third quarter when Payne scored again, this time from a yard out. Breckenridge's conversion run made it 16-8.
Payne finished with 114 yards on 19 carries while Wilkerson added 63 yards on 10 carries. The Greyhounds' Bowen grabbed four passes for 63 yards to lead the way through the air.
Meadow Bridge, which entered the contest with just eight passes attempted all season, finished 0 for 8 through the air.
Meadow Bridge will host Mount View next Friday, while Valley travels to Tug Valley.
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