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Heritage shuts out Broughton, secures spot in Cap Eight race

cgrant@newsobserver.com

Heritage has solidified its place among the Cap Eight’s top four teams with two games remaining in the regular season.

The Huskies beat Broughton 24-0 on Friday to secure the first season over.500 in their program’s brief history.

After winning one conference game last year, Heritage (6-3, 4-1) is on a four-game win streak in just its second year of varsity competition. The Huskies are currently tied for second place in the Cap Eight behind undefeated Leesville Road.

“Athletics is a lot about confidence,” said Heritage coach Jason McGeorge. “Early in the season we had a good game here and a bad game there, but these last couple of weeks we’ve had a lot of confidence.”

Heritage was powered on offense by Greg Clifton, who rushed for three touchdowns. Clifton finished with 82 yards on six carries.

Kicker Matt Sattler added a 25-yard field goal and was three-for-three on extra point attempts.

Heritage quarterback Blake Walters led the team with 103 yards on the ground on 17 carries. Running back Abdul Sesay added 92 on 18 carries, while the Huskies’ defense picked off two Broughton passes and held the Capitals to 155 yards of total offense.

Broughton coach Chris Martin said the Capitals offense has struggled throughout the season.

“Our offense has just sputtered all year long,” he said. “Mentally we’re banged up, but we have two games left and we’ll play them the best we can.”

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