ATHENS — The 2013 version of the Battle In the Valley was just that Saturday night at Bruce Field.
The No. 4-ranked Iowa Western Reivers held a 10-7 lead at the half and held on for a 24-17 win over the Trinity Valley Community College Cardinals in the season opener.
TVCC freshman Tata Green tied the game up at 17-17 with 6:58 remaining as he hauled in a 22-yard reception from quarterback Ryan Polite.
Iowa Western then marched down the field and scored the game-winner as Akise Teague found an opening in the Cardinals defense from 16 yards out with 3:47 remaining in the contest.
A full recap of Saturday’s night’s opener can be found in the Tuesday print edition of the Athens Daily Review.