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Patriots blank Doggs

Unbeaten Heritage scored a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter and turned away Winder-Barrow's only scoring threat in the fourth period to defeat the Bulldoggs 21-0 Friday night.

It was the Bulldoggs' 20th consecutive loss dating back to 2009, meaning the ‘Doggs have the equivalent of a two-season losing streak.

Heritage (7-0) got a one-yard sneak from quarterback Ryan Sutton with 1:22 left in the first quarter and Chris Raines kicked the extra point to give the Patriots all the points they would need in the game.

Dominic Curry capped Heritage's 70-yard, 11-play drive to open the second half with a 3-yard run and Raines again kicked the PAT to run the score to 14-0 with 7:21 left in the third period.

On its next possession, Heritage went 72 yards in six plays, with Sutton passing the final 31 yards to Quami Stanley for the touchdown and Raines adding the final point with 2:28 left in the third quarter.

Winder-Barrow followed with its only real scoring threat on the following possession, which began at its own 13-yard line after a holding penalty on the kickoff return.

The big play was a 45-yard bomb from sophomore quarterback Christian Hodge to Dante Jones which carried to the Patriot 29.

Heritage penalties for pass interference and defensive holding helped the Bulldoggs to a first down just outside the 10-yard line. After a four-yard loss on first down and an incomplete pass, Hodge passed to Brandon Jackson for 13 yards at the 1-yard line.

Heritage outgained the Bulldoggs 327 total yards to 137, but the Patriots did themselves no favors with 11 penalties for 110 yards. On five occasions, they gave the Bulldoggs first downs on pass interference or defensive holding penalties.

Leading the Patriots' ground attack was Dominic Craft with 97 yards on seven carries, Stanley with 63 yards on 13 attempts and Jakeem Martin with 47 yards on eight carries. The Patriots held Winder-Barrow's leading rusher Jamonte Riden to 33 yards on 13 attempts. The Bulldoggs only totaled 38 rushing yards in the game.