Heath Shocks The Green Wave, Hands Newark Catholic First Loss Of The Year< < Back to
Last night the Heath Bulldogs (6-2) traveled to the home turf of the undefeated Newark Catholic Green Wave (8-0) in hopes for a huge victory.
As the Bulldogs went into the locker room at halftime with a two score lead, the Green Wave brought the pressure in the second half, but not enough to stay undefeated. The final score resulted in a huge victory for Heath (28-21).
At the start of the first quarter, the chilling atmosphere created amongst the Green Wave fans was unreal. This did not seem to phase the Bulldogs at all as RB Armoni McCrae charged his way into the endzone for the first touchdown of the night.
It wasn’t long after that when Heath’s QB Braydon Bayless chucked the ball down field in hopes to find WR Williams when the ball bounced off the Green Wave defender right into WR Reece Huber’s hands. With no one in front of him, Huber ran into the endzone to score the second touchdown of the night for the Bulldogs.
The Heath fans could not believe what they had just seen and grew louder while the at home Green Wave fans were almost silent at this point. But the Green Wave bounced back in the last minutes of the first with a receiving touchdown making the score 14-7 at the end of the first.
At the start of the second quarter, Armoni McCrae ran past nearly every Green Wave defender to score a 91 yard rushing touchdown. McCrae even slowed down his tracks to throw out the craziest stiff arm to a Green Wave defender.
For the rest of the second quarter the Green Wave struggled on offence. Both teams went into the locker room at half with Heath leading 21-7 over Newark Catholic.
The Green Wave once again found themselves struggling on offense in the third quarter. The Heath Bulldogs eventually put up another touchdown heading into the fourth quarter with a huge 28-7 lead.
The Green Wave gave everything they had in the fourth and even scored two touchdowns. It was not enough to give them the advantage over Heath as the final score ended 28-21, a massive victory for the Bulldogs.
The biggest asset for Heath’s victory last night was undoubtedly running back Armoni McCrae. The athleticism and strength he brings to each game is something special. With weapons like McCrae and Reece Huber, the Bulldogs will continue to put fear into defenders.
Heath takes on Johnston-Monroe next Friday night at home. Meanwhile this loss for the Green Wave could be the reality check they needed.