4A GSHL football: Evergreen 44, Heritage 12

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Evergreen’s Justin Straup finished his high school career with a bang, while the underclassmen carried the rest of the load for the Plainsmen.

Straup finished with 204 yards rushing on 18 carries with two touchdowns—one on a 41-yard run and the other on a 59-yard run—to seal the victory for Evergreen.

Sophomore quarterback Brandon Bea was 10 of 19 for 226 yards. He threw a touchdown pass on the first play of the game, a 79-yard connection to Brady Weir.

Sophomore receiver Rey Green had four catches totaling 111 yards, and freshman Marquis Sampson had a 63-yard touchdown run.

Heritage’s Kalani Umiamaka rushed for 152 of his 160 yards in the second half. He scored the Timberwolves’ first touchdown on a 51-yard run early in the third quarter.

The Evergreen defense was impenetrable in the first half, pushing Heritage to negative-15 yards rushing. The defense allowed yardage in the second half, but forced two key turnovers, including an interception when Heritage was threatening in the red zone.

EVERGREEN 44, HERITAGE 12

Heritage 0 0 12 0—12

Evergreen 10 14 6 14—44

First quarter

E — Brady Weir 79 pass from Brandon Bea (Conner Finnegan kick)

E — Finnegan 15 FG

Second quarter

E — Justin Straup 41 run (Finnegan kick)

E — Marquis Sampson 63 run (Finnegan kick)

Third quarter

H — Kalani Umiamaka 51 run (run failed)

E — Rey Green 49 run (kick blocked)

H — Cuneta 30 pass from Loren Standiford (pass failed)

Fourth quarter

E — Straup 59 run (Finnegan kick)

E — Justice Murphy 7 run (Finnegan kick)

Individual statistics

RUSHING — Heritage: Umiamaka 13-160, Standiford 9-26, Victor Duran 3-5, Allen 4-1, E’Lon Mack 1-(minus 3), Calhoon 1-(minus 3); Evergreen: Straup 18-204, Green 5-71, Sampson 4-55, Akil 7-35, Murphy 4-1, Bagnall 2-(minus 7), Bea 1-(minus 9).

PASSING — Heritage: Standiford 10-26-1-133; Evergreen: Bea 10-19-0-226.

RECEIVING — Heritage: Mack 3-58, Cuneta 1-30, Duran 5-30, Bynum 1-15; Evergreen: Green 4-111, Weir 1-79, Eaton 1-19, Murphy 1-15, Straup 2-6, Akil 1-1.