Leesburg, VA (December 5, 2017) – Lots can happen in a long regular season, and early games don't always mean much. But if this matchup between the Heritage Pride and visiting Briar Woods Falcons is any indication, the home team is headed for good things.
With three minutes to go in the first quarter, Briar Woods scored... for the first time. Up to that point, a patient offense paired with a stifling defense had staked the Pride to a 9-0 lead to open the game. The Falcons would settle in for the remainder of the first half, but they would never make much of a dent in that early lead.
Chas Sumser Photography was there to capture the action and emotion and posted a gallery of images from the game.
By halftime, the Falcons had made a better showing, but the Pride had actually extended the lead to 25-13. Briar Woods seemed more organized and a bit more confident, but they couldn't break the Pride's steady, mistake-free play.
After intermission it was more of the same. Heritage built a 22 point third quarter lead, and then added more on top of that in the fourth quarter to take the win easily. It was an impressive victory for Heritage, and one to build on.
Final score: Briar Woods 54 - Heritage 28
|Players who could be clearly identified by jersey number are listed in the links below. Additional photos of these and other players may be found by reviewing the full gallery.|
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