Heritage School 29, Community Christian 14
Hawks, minus coach, soar to win in home opener
The Heritage School Hawks put together a second-half rally Friday night and beat Community Christian School 29-14 in their home opener.
Trailing 14-7 at the half, the Hawks battled back with two touchdowns and a safety in the second half to seal the victory.
The Hawks kept the Knights off the scoreboard in the second half en route to the win.
Playing without head coach Kevin Prisant who was suspended for one game after getting ejected near the close at the end of last week's 33-26 loss to Dominion Christian, the Hawks improved their record to a 1-2.
Matthew Burns finished the game with 150 yards and Cole Jones had several key catches and an interception by Ca l eb Wooddruff.
Jones later interc epted a pass on fake punt that gave Heritage the ball back with the lead late in the game before tacking on an insurance score.
It was the first time Heritage played a football game in its own stadium since the tragic death of senior Tyler Henson in May.
Henson played a key role in the team's GISA Class AAA runner up last season.
With Prisant out for the contest, head coach Derrick Clay served as the interim head coach.
The Hawks took the first lead of the game with 5:45 left in the first quarter.
Facing a second down and goal from the 10, Heritage quarterback Brad Macke hit Hamp Carter in the corner of the end zone with 5:45 left in the first quarter.
Community Ch ristia n answered with two straight touchdowns in the first half. After missing the extra point on the first score to cut the lead to 7-6, it added the 2-point conversion on the second trip to the end zone to lead 14-6 at the half.
Heritage Christian took advantage of Community Christian's botched punt in the end zone to go up 16-14 in the third quarter.
The Hawks then turned to the defense to set up its next score as Caleb Woodruff intercepted a pass and returned it to the Community Christian 2.
Dalton Trammell rushing for a touchdown to help the Hawks go up 22-14.
Macke added the final score of the game when he scrambled in from inside the 10.
After three weeks on the road, Friday night's win was the first of four games at home.
The Hawks take on future neighbors Dawson Street next week. The GISA Class A school out of LaGrange is opening a campus just up the road from Heritage on Highway 29.