The Vikings, who could have claimed at least a share of the Three Rivers Conference crown Friday night, fell 12-7 at North Miami in a key league clash.
Valley not only saw its six-game winning streak snapped to fall to 6-2 overall, but the Vikings drop to 5-1 in league play. Valley is now tied with both North Miami and Rochester atop the TRC standings at 5-1. Rochester beat Whitko 20-17 in another TRC contest Friday night.
The Vikings host Whitko next Friday in their TRC and regular-season finale. North Miami, who had lost 13-10 to Whitko last week, hosts Rochester next Friday night.
Senior Austin Barker tallied two touchdowns on short runs to lead the host Warrriors past the Vikings Friday night. Barker scored on a one-yard run in the second quarter and then added a four-yarder for the game winner in the fourth period. Barker finished the win with 17 carries for 138 yards.
Valley, which had defeated North Miami 55-13 a year ago in Akron, did not score in the final three quarters of the loss.
The Vikings took the lead in the first stanza on a 48-yard touchdown connection from Ben Shriver to Tanner Andrews. Junior quarterback Shriver finished the night 13-24 passing for 178 yards. Andrews had a big night with six catches for 150 yards for Valley.
Chris Torpy and Justin Gunter led the ground game for Valley. Torpy rushed for 56 yards on 14 carries and Gunter had 56 yards as well, his coming on 15 attempts.
Valley had won six in a row since a loss to Culver Academy in the season opener.
The Vikings host Whitko and North Miami entertains Rochester next week.