Heritage came out with a very run-heavy ground game Tuesday and ran away from Prairie 20-6 in the 4A/3A Greater St. Helens League matchup.
Heritage used nine different ball carriers for 143 of their 180 offensive yards.
Senior running back Andre Cowley would end with 60 rushing yards and two of the three Timberwolves’ touchdowns.
Prairie would lead their offense through the air where they threw for 101 yards behind quarterback Brandon Baum.
While both teams had different offensive approaches, they would both show strong displays of defense as each team came away with fumbles and Heritage with an interception.
Both teams would struggle with penalties throughout.
“In the second half we really wanted to shut everything down – both Prairie’s offense and the number of mistakes that would come back to hurt us” said Heritage’s junior defensive end Jack Warren.
The Falcons would make an effort late in the fourth quarter, but would ultimately fall short.
HERITAGE 20, PRAIRIE 6
Heritage 0 6 7 7—20
Prairie 0 6 0 0—6
P – Brandon Baum 5 run (2 pt. conversion failed)
H – Aiden Miller 15 pass from Khalil Osbin (2 pt. conversion failed)
H – Andre Cowley 10 run (Ladaimien McCord kick)
H – Cowley 17 run (McCord kick)
RUSHING — Heritage: Kedyn Bolds 8-24, Bodee Parker 2-0, Kaleb Lamere 9-28, Ladaimien McCord 4-23, Khalil Osbin 1-(minus-2), Andre Cowley 10-60, Wyatt Scott 4-10, Aiden Miller 1-1, Js Lois 2-(minus-3). Prairie: Alexander Ford 11-27, Brandon Baum 7-56, Jason Wilcox 2-18, Ian Davis 1-0
PASSING — Heritage: Khalil Osbin 5-10-0-37. Prairie: Brandon Baum 11-22-1-101.
RECEIVING — Heritage: Kaleb Lamere 1-12, Ladaimien McCord 2-7, Aiden Miller 2-18. Prairie: Ian Davis 3-16, Alexander Ford 2-9, Isarael Duncan 1-9, Joseph Garrett 3-47, Mason Horrocks 2-19.