ACAC play kicked off Friday with a gridiron match-up between Heritage and Woodlan. After falling behind 19-0 in the first half, Heritage got on the scoreboard with a field goal just before the break. Heritage held strong defensively in the second half, and in the final minute of the game, the Patriots added 6 more points, with a touchdown pass to Justyn Hart. However, in the end, Woodlan came away with a 19-9 victory.
Statistical leaders for the Patriots included Jonathan McNeal (9 rushes 48 yards) and Justyn Hart (11 rushes 78 yards; receiving touchdown). Jeshua Foster caught one pass for 28 yards. The Patriots’ dominant second half defensive effort was highlighted by a Blake Rhymer interception and 49 yard return.
On Sept. 11 the Patriots will travel to South Adams to take on the Starfires in another ACAC game.