FFE Spotlight Game of the Week: Heritage at Appomattox

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APPOMATTOX, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Last week the Appomattox Raiders won for the 32nd straight time.

On Friday night Coach Doug Smith and his team entertained Heritage, a team they had beaten twice in the streak.

The Appomattox Raiders came into this week against Heritage looking for win number 33 in a row, and though both teams held each other scoreless throughout the first quarter.

The Raiders drew first blood in the 2nd, as Javon Scruggs hit De'Von Graves for the 30 yard touchdown. Appomattox goes on top nothing.

But the Pioneers would start letting their star running back blaze trail after trail to the end zone.

Elijah Davis is in from 12, and then later in the 2nd quarter Davis is able to keep his balance for this 47 yard scamper, as Heritage takes the 14-7 lead.

Then just before the half, the Raiders looking to response, but instead it's Dante Fields throwing Scruggs to the turf for the Safety, as the Pioneer defense continued to hold their own.

"It felt good, it felt real good, because I think that set the tone for the rest of the game, really," Fields said.

"We just read our keys, sticked to our assignments, and we just played hard and came out intensively. We tried to match and overcome their intensity," Heritage lineman Javon Reed said.

The Raiders though had plenty of intensity to match. Down 16-7 entering the third quarter, Scruggs leads a drive down the field. First with his legs, and then through the air connecting with Brian Perkins. And then it's Omar Bailey finishing it off with a TD, as the lead is cut to two.

But Heritage would continue to ride their workhorse. Again, it's Davis surfing through arm tackles and in for the 12 yard score, making it 23-14.

And then in the 4th, Davis will put the game away with this 36 yard touchdown run. He goes for more than 250 and four scores, as Heritage pulls off the massive victory, 30-14.

"We proved that we're a hard-working team and that we can run the ball at will," Heritage runningback Elijah Davis said.

"Our team, they open up so much because we have our quarterback back and we have wide receivers that can catch the ball, so everything just opens up even more. It feels great, but we just have more steps to go. We can't just be satisfied with this win. We have to keep going."

"This is not the same Heritage football team we've had a couple years in a row. I think last year, we started building off of something," Heritage Head Coach Brad Bradley said.

"This year, I think we're going other places. These kids didn't win tonight. They won in January all the way through July preparing for it. I know that's what they've done. They've worked very hard, and I'm very proud of this football team."

"Our kids work extremely hard, and they try to do the right things, because you don't go that long and win, and not be doing the right things. I'm just extremely proud of what they have accomplished, and we have a lot more to accomplish," Appomattox Head Coach Doug Smith said.

Heritage ends their two-year skid against the Appomattox Raiders with their win tonight. But more than that, they end the Raiders 32-game winning streak, which was the longest in the state.