* WEST POINT - Two touchdowns in a span of 1:27 carried the West Point Warriors to a 31-20 victory Friday night over the Columbia Eagles in the WKUL-FM Game of the Week.
Alex Hernandez scored two short yardage TDs in the fourth quarter that allowed the Warriors to put the game out of reach.
The second came after the Warriors recovered a Columbia kickoff at Eagles' 28-yard line.
Down 7-0 late in the second quarter, an interception by Dustin Gonzales gave West Point the ball at midfield. The Warriors drove downfield and scored on a Hernandez run from the three. The kick by Tristan Skinner evened the score at 7-7.
West Point rallied from 14-7 in the third with a 1-yard run by Tanner after a 54-yard kickoff return by Cameron Moore.
The Warriors then grabbed the lead at 17-14 when Skinner booted a field goal from 35 yards out. The score came with 3:08 remaining in the third.
Rusk was selected the Bales Construction & Company offensive player of the game while Moore earned honors as the Vann's Sporting Goods defensive player of the game.
Hernandez wound up with three touchdowns while the Warriors capitalized on two turnovers and forced the Eagles to turn the ball over on downs, with one series coming to a rest at the West Point 10 in the second quarter.
The Warriors are 1-0 in 5A, Region 8 and 1-1 on the season. The Eagles fell to 0-2 and 0-1 in regional play. West Point hosts Ardmore next week for its third straight game at home.