Dominion Christian 33, Heritage School 26

Hawks denied Hollywood ending

MARIETTA – As rough as the first-two quarters were for The Heritage School on Friday here at Dominion Christian, everything up until the final minute of play seemed to cry for a Hollywood ending for the Hawks.

Then the Knights yelled cut on the production.

Down by three scores at halftime, Heritage battled back from a 19-point deficit before having the turf pulled over its head in a heartbreaking 33-26 loss that ended with Dominion scoring the gamewinning touchdown with 19 seconds to play.

'In the second half, we realized we could play this game,' said Hawks head coach Kevin Prisant, whose team fell to 0-2 heading into next week's home opener against Community Christian. 'We grew up in the second half. We've just got to take it inch by inch.'

Brad Macke's second interception of the game and the fourth pick by a Heritage player against a pass-happy Knights offense led by three touchdown receptions from Levi Lewellen, seemed to give the Hawks a final boost in a 26-26 game.

Returning it out of the end zone to midfield, Heritage's sideline was called for interfering with an official who got caught up in the celebration and the ball placed back inside the Hawk 20, eventually ending with a punt.

With new life, Dominion survived a penalty flag that was picked up on a firstdown throw near the line of scrimmage and then a fumble inside the Heritage 5 yardline that was ruled down by contact on its scoring drive to end hopes of what had been a dominating second half by the Hawks.

Down 19-0 at the break after a blocked extra-point by Cole Jones and a missed twopoint conversion off Dominion's second and third scores, Heritage took a lead with three unanswered touchdowns, the first coming when Macke returned an interception 65 yards.

The Hawks defense then came up big again when Kirby Arnall caused a fumble that was recovered by senior teammate Dalton Trammell. It set up a touchdown drive that ended with Macke hitting Burns in the flat for a 14-yard score to pull within 19-13 with 10:37 to play.

After recovering an onside kick, Heritage scored again when Macke and Jones connected and the extra point pushed a 20-19 Hawks lead with 8:49 to play.

Both teams then traded the lead again, with Heritage answering Lewellen's third touchdown with a drive that included big gains from Trammell, making a return to his former fullback position.

Despite losing the handle on a barrelling run to the Dominion 8 yard-line on a fumble that was recovered by Jones, Trammell carried it the rest of the way to tie the game 26-26.




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