COOPERTOWN – White House Heritage Middle School handed Springfield a 22-6 loss Tuesday in the first ever Middle Cumberland Conference Championship.
Springfield scored on its opening possession, but that’s all the stingy Heritage defense would allow.
Jackson Mapes brought the Patriots to within a single point when he took the sweep into pay dirt from 27 yards out, and then quarterback Will Wilson took it right up the middle just before the halftime break to give Heritage a lead it would never relinquish.
Mapes added another score off a sweep from 22 yards out, and Wilson added the two-point conversion on a quarterback dive to seal the 22-8 victory.
“This is the biggest game most of these guys have ever played,” Heritage coach Joseph Hill said. “This showed we could get past Springfield, and also showed them there’s nothing we can’t achieve when we put our minds to it.”