FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Heritage was the big winner in the ACAC on a Friday where most games were either postponed or called final early due to severe weather. The Patriots scored 20 unanswered points in the second quarter to hand Woodlan a 27-7 loss in a game that was called in the third quarter. Branson Dossen completed 13-of-21 passes for 232 yards and three touchdowns to power the Heritage offense, with five different Patriots hauling in receptions.
Leo also started conference play off with a big win, the Lions blanking Adams Central 24-0 with action being halted and finalized in the third quarter. Leo’s ground game helped carve a big lead early with Logan Leiter tallying touchdown runs of 9 and 37 yards. The defense making key plays as well, including an interception from Tanner Mellady just before halftime. In all, the Lions wracked up 235 total yards of offense on just 33 plays in the win.
Jay County was the only ACAC team to complete a full game on Friday night, but it ended in a loss. The Patriots stepped outside the conference to play Ohio program Fort Recovery, with Jay County suffering a 28-0 shutout.
South Adams bid for it’s first win of the season is in good shape heading into the weekend. The Starfires hold a 28-6 lead over Bluffton in the third quarter with play suspended until Saturday morning at 10. Skylar Shock and Drew LeFever both rushed for first half touchdowns to help put South in front 14-0 early.