Roderick Webb shines as Heritage does just enough to beat Hampton
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
It wasn’t a pretty game.
Tuesday night’s game between Hampton and Heritage was not one to be remembered, but it will go down as a Heritage win.
For three and a half quarters, it was a game filled with punts, turnovers and no scoring. It’s easy to understand since both teams were playing with only a few days’ preparation.
In general, Heritage won the yardage battle and the field position battle, but the game went to the four-minute mark in the fourth quarter before Heritage broke through with a score.
Roderick Webb broke the game open with a 46-yard punt return for a touchdown that made it 6-0 Heritage with 4:00 on the clock. With 1:09, Trovel Blizzard scored on a 28-yard romp with 1:07 left.
“I saw a whole lot of my teammates blocking for me,” said Webb. “I had to take advantage of it and do what I had to do.”Trevon Faison, the Hurricanes’ lead tailback, played limited time on Tuesday night. Trovel Blizzard and Antwon Cowles did most of the heavy lifting for the Heritage offense, with fullback Malcolm Barnett leading the way with key blocks.
“Trovel is a real tough runnner. Faison has been out the past few weeks with an ankle injury. He’s been trying to go, but Blizzard stepped up tonight and did a great job,” said Coach George Massenburg.
Back-up quarterback Jaden Wooten-Ellis ran the offense for the Hurricanes. He struggled somewhat with deeper throws, but again, the offense did enough to win the game.
“We couldn’t put the whole playbook in with a short week of practice,” Massenburg explained. “We tried to keep it basic. The guys made a lot of mistakes with the basic things, but we still pulled it out.”
Heritage moves to 2-2 on the season with the win, and they’ll have to turn around and play Denbigh (0-4) on Friday at Todd Stadium. With the loss, Hampton falls to 2-2 and will play Kecoughtan (2-2) at Darling Stadium on Friday.
FINAL: Heritage 13, Hampton 0
– Andy Hilton