Wk 8 LYN 2023 Heritage @ Rustburg

Wk 8 LYN 2023 Heritage @ Rustburg 752 1294 SWVA High School Sports

Red Devils use strong ground game, defense in come from behind win

Rustburg HS, Rustburg, VA – The first quarter didn’t look good for the Rustburg Red Devils. Coach Brad Bradley’s Heritage Pioneers scored on their first three possessions and appeared like they might run away with this one.

In the end it was the Red Devils controlling the ball, the clock and the game in the second half to get a hard fought 22-16 win. “I am proud of our guys and their efforts tonight,” said a happy Burt Torrence, Rustburg head coach.

The Pioneers capped off their first drive, a 6 play, 65-yard march with Sophomore QB 8 Ayden Slash taking it in from the one. K 25 Taejuan Clark made it 7-0 with the point after at the 9:12 mark. On their second series with the ball, Slash hit WR 19 Emeere Kelso on a 35-yard strike down the right sidelines on a third and five.

The PAT was wide so Heritage led 13-0 in Qtr 1. Clark hit a 22-yd FG at the 11:06 mark of the second quarter to make it 16-0. From that point on the tide turned. Rustburg went on a 19 play, 84 yard drive that ate up nine and a half minutes. When you play Rustburg you are going to get a heavy dose of the Rosser brothers, 32 Quay (27/173,3TDs) and 24 Shaun (20/106). Quay finished the drive off from 4 yards out to make it 16-6 Heritage at the break. Quay scored again on Rustburg’s first drive of the second half and his 2 point run made it 16-14 Heritage.

From there the Rustburg defense bowed up, pressuring Slash into incompletions, sacks, and fumbles. Hustling DL 33 Jacob Ford got the big play recovering a fumble near the sidelines, diving on it. Five plays later Quay scored from 24-yards out to make it 22-16. Rustburg limited Heritage to only one possession in the 4th quarter to run clock and the finish off the win. – Cap’n Crunch

Game Stats:
Rustburg – Quay Rosser 27/173, 3TDs, 2-2pt conversions, Shaun Rosser 20/106, Michael Knight 3/5, Ari Reid 1/5, Amonte Thornton 1/1 Heritage – Zaid Rahman 2/10, Tavion Clark 1/2, Ayden Slash 13/(-3), Jeff Mosely 4/(-1),
Rustburg– Michael Knight 5/8, 34 Heritage – Ayden Slash 9/12, 81
Rustburg– Quay Rosser 1/18, Allen Word 2/16, Alex Dunn 1/1, Ashton Dixon 1/(-1) Heritage – Tavion Clark 7/80, Emeere Kelso 1/35, TD, Quentez Petty 2/1
Rustburg – Michael Knight 2/23 yd avg Heritage – Zaid Rahman 4/29 yd avg
Rustburg – Shaun Rosser 1/23, Alex Dunn 1/18, Walter Jackson 2/17 Heritage – Emeere Kelso 1/16

1st Qtr:
Heritage – Ayden Slash 1-yd run; Taejuan Clark PAT 9:12
Heritage – Emeere Kelso 34-yd catch from Ayden Slash; PAT missed 5:30
2nd Qtr:
Heritage – Taejuan Clark 22-yd field goal 11:06
Rustburg – Quay Rosser 4-yd run; 2 pt conversion no good 1:29
3rd Qtr:
Rustburg – Quay Rosser 24-yd run; Quay Rosser 2pt conversion 9:22
Rustburg– Quay Rosser 4-yd run; Quay Rosser 2pt conversion 1:02
4th Qtr:

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