Capital (4-2) has three of its next four games against highly ranked opponents (No.1 Cabell Midland, No. 5 GW, and No. 4 Huntington). It also has to play Woodrow Wilson. Fortunately for the Cougars, three of those games are at home.
After two four-and-outs by both teams and a fumble by Riverside (1-5), the Cougars took advantage of a roughing the passer penalty which made it fourth-and-12 instead of fourth-and-27. On the next play, Haley faked the punt and scampered 21 yards for a first down. Five plays later, Richmond scored on a 34-yard run.
After an Austin Romaca 32-yard field goal to make the score 7-3, Haley answered with a 68-yard touchdown run in which he stiff-armed a Riverside defender on his way into the end zone.
Riverside answered back with a Trevor Rumberg 1-yard run with five minutes left in the half. But the Cougars took the lead and the momentum into halftime when Haley returned a desperation Hail Mary pass 90 yards for a touchdown as he zigged and zagged across the field.
"I was tired and out of breath," Haley said with a smile. "I thought I was going to get caught, but I kept saying in my head, 'Keep pushing'. I was able to pick up a key block."
At the half, the Cougars led 21-10 and never relinquished the lead.
Haley added onto the lead in the second half with his 92-yard punt return and Richmond scored on a 2-yard run. The Warriors added a late score on a Marcus Reed 61-yard reception from Rumberg.
Rumberg led the Warriors with 250 passing yards and a touchdown along with a rushing score.