Turnovers haunted Hockinson in the second half, including a fumble as the Hawks were driving for a potential winning score late in the fourth quarter as River Ridge won 17-14 on Saturday in Lacey.
After Hockinson trailed 7-0 at halftime, Jess Krahn gave Hockinson a 14-7 lead with touchdown runs of 16 and 2 yards in the third quarter.
As Hockinson held onto its lead, the Hockinson defense twice turned River Ridge away on downs inside the Hockinson 10-yard line.
However an interception gave River Ridge a third shot, which the Hawks from Lacey converted into a tying touchdown early in the fourth quarter.
A Chris Behnke field goal with 6:21 left gave River Ridge a 17-14 lead.
Hockinson got the ball on its own 43-yard line with three minutes to go and drove deep into River Ridge territory before one last fumble killed Hockinson’s comeback hopes.
River Ridge’s defense sacked Krahn about 10 times.
RIVER RIDGE 17, HOCKINSON 14
Hockinson 0 0 14 0–14
Ridgefield 0 7 0 10–17
RR–Micah Curtis 1 run (Chris Benke kick)
H–Jess Krahn 16 run (Quentin Bodehamer kick)
H–Krah 2 run (Bodenhamer kick)
RR–Michael Key 1 run (Behnke kick)
RR–Behnke 37 FG