American Heritage falls 34-17 to University in Class 3A regional final
Friday, November 23, 2012
by Jackson Wolek
Errors by its special teams and struggles stopping University-Fort Lauderdale's running attack Friday night cost American Heritage an opportunity for a second consecutive state championship.
In a matchup of arguably the state's top Class 3A teams, the Stallions (11-1) allowed 288 yards on the ground and gave up 17 points off turnovers in a 34-17 regional final loss to University-Fort Lauderdale.
The Stallions scored on the first play of the game, an 85-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Marcus Davis to Trenard Davis.
Marcus Davis, however, would later cost the Stallions seven points on a fumble at the 1-yard line on a punt return, resulting in University's Jordan Scarlett rushing it in for a 1-yard score.
The Stallions also gave up two more points on a bad snap on a punt attempt that went into the back of the end zone.
The half ended with the Stallions leading 17-12 over the Suns, thanks to a 5-yard rushing touchdown and a 32-yard field goal from Greg Joseph.
That would be all the scores the Stallions would muster, as the Suns scored 22 unanswered points in the second half. Scarlett finished with 245 rushing yards two touchdowns.