Wk 3 LYN 2023 Appomattox @ Heritage

Wk 3 LYN 2023 Appomattox @ Heritage 752 1294 SWVA High School Sports

Storm Delays Action, Heritage regroups in 20-6 win over Appomattox

City Stadium, Lynchburg, VA – Friday nights highly anticipated matchup between Heritage and Appomattox was really two games separated by a storm cell that delayed action for nearly two hours.

The pop up storm, rolling up Route 29 headed north was the demarcation line between an early Appomattox 6-0 lead, and the a 20 point unanswered burst by Heritage. Pioneer Head Coach Brad Bradley was happy to get the win against the always well coached Raiders, “It’s always tough year in and year out. They (Appomattox) have tradition. it’s just a gritty win.”

Gritty is how I would also describe the Heritage defense. D-linemen 55 Trayandre Clark, 50 N’Kyveon Cashwell, 53 Davonta Clark, and 54 Xavier White, controlled the trenches limiting the Raiders to 141 yards on 41 carries. Conversely, it was the Pioneer run game that made the difference going the other way. Senior RB 4 Marquis White rushed for 143 yards on 16 carries and a score.

Sophomore QB 8 Ayden Slash was 18/87, and a TD. WR 6 Tavion Clark had the other score on a 16-yard sweep at the end of the third quarter. Appomattox RB 8 Daniel Bradley scored the Raiders only TD on a 5-yard blast up the middle three minutes into the action. The score was set up by a Heritage fumble five plays earlier. Bradley was happy with his young team’s energy after the delay, “Had almost a two hour rain delay. I thought the kids did a good job refocusing, never panicked… thought we had a different energy after that. Coach was already thinking ahead, “It doesn’t get easier with a Jefferson Forest team coming up… a very good team.”
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1st Qtr:
Appomattox – Daniel Bradley 5-yard TD run, Reagan Conroy PAT (8:41)
2nd Qtr:
*** 7:35 QTR 2 GAME POSTPONED ***
Heritage – Ayden Slash 7-yard TD run, Marcus Gafford PAT (1:52)
3rd Qtr:
Heritage – Tavion Clark 16-yard TD run, PAT no good (1:36)
4th Qtr:
Heritage – Marquis White 10-yard TD run, Marcus Gafford PAT (1:08)

Game Stats
Heritage – Marquis White 16/143,TD, Ayden Slash 18/87,TD, Tavion Clark 1/16,TD Appomattox – Daniel Bradley 8/75,TD, Gray Peterson 17/24, Tre’Suan Kelso 7/28, P.J. Reel 3/6, Reagan Conroy 1/5, Xavier Mosely 1/4, De’Montay Fleshman 4/4
Heritage – Ayden Slash 6/13,16,INT Appomattox – Gray Peterson 5/9, 59
Heritage – Christopher Reed 1/8, Marquis White 2/5, Tavion Clark 3/3 Appomattox – Reagan Conroy 3/42, Matt Nitti 1/20, Xavier Mosely 1/(-3)
Punting: Heritage – Marcus Gafford 3/26 yd avg Appomattox – Gray Peterson 5/24 yd avg
Returns: Heritage – Tavion Clark 2/54, Marquis White 1/20 Appomattox – De’Montay Fleshman 2/47, Max Nitti 1/20, Reagan Conroy 1/7

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