2018-10-12 / Sports

Heathwood Hall grounds Falcons


Heathwood Hall’s Ronnie Porter runs as Ben Lippen’s Rob Gordon tries to bring him down. 
Photo by Perry McLeod Heathwood Hall’s Ronnie Porter runs as Ben Lippen’s Rob Gordon tries to bring him down. Photo by Perry McLeod The Heathwood Highlander defense stopped a two-point conversion attempt by the Ben Lippen Falcons with 1:31 left in the game to hold on for a 27-26 win Friday, October 5.

Ben Lippen got the opening possession and drew first blood. An 11-play drive that covered 65 yards featured Rico Dorsey, who touched the ball on the first three plays for 12 yards. Quarterback Will Taylor also carried the ball three times for 14 yards. On the final play of the drive, Taylor threw a lateral to Dorsey who threw downfield to Ryan Fleming for a 31-yard touchdown. The extra point was no good as the Falcon lead stood at 6-0.

Ben Lippen extended its lead early in the second. After taking over at their own 28, the Falcons took seven plays to find the end zone. Dorsey again had a big play in the drive, a 24- yard carry that got the ball to the Heathwood Hall 19. Taylor finished the drive with an 11-yard scamper. The two-point conversion was good, and Ben Lippen led 14-0.


Ben Lippen’s Will Taylor runs as Heathwood Hall’s Drew Hall pursues 
Photos by Perry McLeod Ben Lippen’s Will Taylor runs as Heathwood Hall’s Drew Hall pursues Photos by Perry McLeod Heathwood Hall responded on its next drive. With a heavy dose of the running game, courtesy of Keshaun Brown and Ronnie Porter, the Highlanders got the ball from their own 37 to the end zone in nine plays. Brown carried five times for 24 yards, while Porter carried three times for 21 yards including a 3 yard touchdown run. The extra point cut the deficit in half as the Highlanders trailed 14-7 with 5:43 left in the half.

Later in the second quarter, Ben Lippen got a big momentum boost when the Falcons recovered a fumble at their 49-yard line. On the next play, Taylor threw a bomb to Benjamin Satcher for a 51-yard touchdown pass. The extra point was no good, and the Falcons lead was now 20-7.

With just over a minute–and–a–half left before the break, Heathwood Hall took over at its own 31-yard line. Porter carried the ball three of the first four plays for 26 yards, which included a 23-yard burst to get into Ben Lippen territory. Danny Lewis then ran 21 yards to the 19-yard line. On the next play, Lewis found Reagan Olsen for a touchdown. The extra point cut the deficit to 20-14 at the half.

The Highlanders started their second possession of the third quarter at their 37-yard line. Lewis connected with Hayden Wrenn for four yards. Then Brown rushed for seven yards, and Porter had a 24- yard burst. Lewis ran the ball to the Falcons’ red zone on a 22-yard scamper, before Porter ran twice for 11 yards and another touchdown. The extra point gave Heathwood Hall a 21- 20 lead.

The Highlanders extended their lead early in the fourth. On a drive that began in the waning seconds of the third quarter, Heathwood Hall drove 58 yards in nine plays, highlighted by 13-and 21-yard runs by Lewis and a 14-yard run by Porter to get the ball deep into Ben Lippen territory. Porter pounded the ball into the end zone from a yard out, and the extra point gave Heathwood Hall a 27-20 lead.

With 4:16 left in the game, Ben Lippen took over at the Heathwood Hall 45- yard line. A pass interference call against the Highlanders gave the Falcons the ball at the 29-yard line. A 21-yard pass from Taylor to Satcher moved it into the Heathwood Hall red zone. Three plays later Taylor found Satcher for a 9-yard pitch and catch for a score, but the Falcons’ two-point attempt came up short, and the Highlanders hung on for a one-point win.

Lewis completed 10- of-14 passes for 81 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed 15 times for 120 yards. Porter rushed 19 times for 104 yards and three scores. He also caught five passes for 44 yards. Olsen had two catches for 21 yards and one touchdown.

Heathwood Hall improves to 4-4 overall and 4-3 in SCISA 3A. The Highlanders will travel to First Baptist Friday, October 12. Ben Lippen falls to 2-4 overall, and 2-4 in SCISA 3A will be off this week.

Heathwood Hall 27,
Ben Lippen 26

         1   2   3  4  Final
BL    6  14  0  6  26
HH   0  14  7  6  27

First Quarter
BL: Rico Dorsey 31-yard pass to
Ryan Fleming. (Extra point was
no good)

Second Quarter
BL: Will Taylor 11-yard run, (Two-point conversion was good).
HH: Ronnie Porter 3-yard run.
(Extra point was good).
BL: Taylor 51-yard pass to
Benjamin Satcher. (Extra point
was no good).
HH: Alex Lewis 19-yard pass to
Regan Olsen. (Extra point was
good).

Third Quarter
HH: Porter 3-yard run. (Extra
point was good).

Fourth Quarter:
HH: Porter 1-yard run. (Extra
point was no good).
BL: Taylor 9-yard pass to Satcher.
(Two-point conversion was no
good).

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