Heritage Advances To Postseason With 31-21 Win Over Evergreen
Written by Bryan Levesque on October 30, 2010
Heritage jumped all over Evergreen early, then held on for the 31-21 win, and advanced to the postseason.
The Timberwolves look unstoppable in the 1st quarter vs rival Evergreen.
Heritage QB Jake Dahlberg threw 3 touchdown passes in the first 13 minutes of the game Friday. Meanwhile, Evergreen had only managed to gain 4 total yards of offense in those 13 minutes.
Just before the half Evergreen was able to get on the board and keep the game close at 21-7 when QB Anthony Thomas capped off a 8 play 65 yard drive with a 33 yard touchdown pass to Artem Konkin.
A scoreless 3rd quarter flew by making way for a wild 4th.
Just 5 seconds into the 4th quarter Heritage kicker Garrett Worle’s 22 yard field goal put the Timberwolves up 24-7.
Evergreen then went on a 10 play drive covering 45 yards only to fumble on an attempted reverse pitch. Heritage DL Terrel Quigley came up with the loose ball.
The Plainsmen defense held and forced a 3 and out punt. Evergreen facing a 4th and 9 from their 35 went deep once again as Thomas hit Nemo Beavers down field, and Beavers made several Timberwolves miss on his way for the 65 yard touchdown with 4:58 remaining in the game to cut the score to 24-14.
Heritage recovered the onside kick and quickly went 53 yards in just 3 plays when QB Riley O’Dell, who came in for the injured Dahlberg, took a QB draw 22 yards up the middle for a touchdown, and a 31-14 Heritage lead with 4:01 left in the game.
Evergreen would answer yet again in just 2 plays. Anthony chucked a pass deep from the Heritage 48. The ball appeared to be well under thrown, however Konkin came back and took the ball away from a Heritage defender, broke free and raced into the end zone, making the score 31-21 Heritage.
Yet another failed onside kick was all it took, and Heritage ran out the final 2:50 of the clock for the win.
Starting QB Jake Dahlberg had 283 passing yards and 120 rushing before he left the game in the 3rd quarter.
With the win Heritage improves to 3-6 on the season and 2-2 in league play. The Timberwolves travel to #5 Kentwood (9-0) Friday for the preliminary round of the playoffs. Location and time TBD. Evergreen falls to 1-8 on the season with the loss and 1-3 in league play. The Plainsmen’s season is over.
Bryan – Heritage √
Mike – Heritage √
Cody – Heritage √