Prep football: Heritage 36 Mark Morris 14

By Paul Danzer, Columbian Soccer, hockey and Community Sports Reporter



Three touchdowns in just more than a minute late in the third quarter launched the Timberwolves to a comfortable win over the Monarchs at McKenzie Stadium.

Heritage nursed a 15-6 lead before the decisive outburst. It started with a 4-yard run by quarterback Joseph Cooper with 2:01 left in the third quarter. Michael Quintana then returned a pass interception 42 yards for the fourth Heritage touchdown of the game. Mark Morris fumbled on the ensuing kickoff, and Gage Boyce ran 35 yards for the third Heritage touchdown in a span of 1:06.

The Timberwolves scored two defensive touchdowns, starting with a 4-yard fumble return in the first quarter by Houston Dillard.

Sophomore E’lon Mack caught a 24-yard touchdown from Cooper in the second quarter.

Boyce led the Timberwolves with 85 yards on the ground, and Cooper completed 9 of 17 passes for 165 yards.

The Class 2A Monarchs were hurt by five turnovers. The Timberwolves committed three turnovers and had 135 penalty yards.

Next up: Heritage (1-1) vs. Skyview (0-1)

Mark Morris 0 6 0 8—14

Heritage 7 8 21 0—36

First quarter

Her — Houston Dillard 4 fumble return (Gagr Boyce kick)

Second quarter

Her — E’lon Mack 24 pass from Joseph Cooper (Boyce run)

MM — Ryan Littlefield 25 pass from Hayden Tapani (kick failed)

Third quarter

Her — Cooper 4 run (Boyce kick)

Her — Michael Quintana 42 interception return (Boyce kick)

Her — Boyce 35 run (Boyce kick)

Fourth quarter

MM — Nikko Asbell 2 run (Asbell run)

Individual statistics

Rushing — Mark Morris — Asbell 15-69, Kiegan Baker 9-31, Jacob Hamlik 9-21, Brady Rukkila 3-4; Heritage — Boyce 8-83, Rajheen 6-30, Cooper 15-0, Mack 1-6, Nate Jenkins 2-46, Quintana 3-2, Loren Standiford 2-(minus 2).

Passing — Mark Morris — Seth Pedersen 4-12-2-30, Hayden Tilton 2-5-0-16, Tapani 1-1-0-25; Heritage — Cooper 9-17-2-165.

Receiving — Mark Morris — Littlefield 4-68, Baker 2-0, Hamlik 2-3; Heritage — Mack 5-108, Jenkins 1-11, Boyce 1-28, Carrie 1-13, Hayden Conlee 1-5.

Video highlights from week 2 Heritage vs. Mark Morris, courtesy of special to 360Preps. Full highlight videos are available at

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