Heritage welcomed new neighbor Rolesville to its home-opener Friday night, but that’s where the hospitality ended. The Huskies (2-0) rolled over visiting Rolesville 39-0 by dominating every aspect of the game.
The Heritage defense was solid, the offensive line gave quarterback Blake Walters plenty of time and running back Matt Baker several holes.
The special teams also forced a safety when an errant snap squirted into the end zone making Rams quarterback Carnaji Andrews kick the ball through the back of the end zone. The safety gave the Huskies a 16-0 in the second quarter.
“We really wanted to be able to control the game and I felt like we did,” Heritage coach Jason McGeorge said.
The Heritage offense scored often and early pushing to a 30-0 halftime lead.
"We wanted to start strong and stay strong. I wanted our defense to come out at halftime and keep that mentality. So I'm very pleased. You don't get shutouts very often," McGeorge added.
Walters led the Huskies with 9-for-11 and 167 yards passing and two touchdowns. Running back Mathew Baker also added two touchdowns and 60 yards rushing, before both players were lifted at half time.
Rolesville (0-2) was able to move the ball at times, but penalties and Heritage's swarming defense ended many drives.
"We were in [Rolesville's] situation relatively short while ago. I know their mentality and they're going to fight and play hard," McGeorge said.
The Rams did fight hard through the game, but the young and undermanned squad playing its first year of varsity football, and doesn’t have a single senior on the new team, is still learning and trying to improve.
“We improved 10-times from last game. The scoreboard may not say that but we got a lot better, and that’s how we approach every game,” Rolesville coach Jermaine Evans said.