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Heritage falls on the road to Pacelli

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Nov. 09, 2020 - 3:34 PM

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By Rob Grubbs

The Heritage Hawks traveled to Columbus Friday night to face the St. Anne Pacelli Vikings (6-1). It was the first Region 4-A Private game for both teams and the first meeting between the two schools.

The Vikings used their power running game to overwhelm the Hawks on the way to a 35-14 victory. Pacelli had 317 total rushing yards, including 100-yard games from Elijah Jones and Pierre Summers.

For Heritage, Andrew Rich was the story. He scored both touchdowns, which were passes from quarterback Harris Celata. The first touchdown was a 92-yard screen pass that saw Rich allude or run past all 11 players on the Vikings defense.

The loss dropped Heritage to 0-8 for the season. Up next, the Hawks will face their crosstown rival, the Trinity Christian Lions (6-2). The last time they played three years ago, both schools were members of the Georgia Independent School Association. Trinity Christian cruised to a 48-6 win that night.

The Hawks will conclude their 2020 season at home the following week when they host the Brookstone Cougars.