4A GSHL football: Evergreen 44, Heritage 12



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.


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.