A season that began with much uncertainty has yielded one sure fact – the American Heritage (Fla.) football team is dominant.
Displaced by a hurricane early in the year, the No. 4 Patriots continued to prove that they themselves are a force to be reckoned with in a 44-0 rout of Hallandale Friday night.
On homecoming night, American Heritage (7-0) raced out to a 37-0 halftime lead en route to the convincing victory over the visiting Chargers (2-7).
After forcing an early safety on a Hallandale punt to go up 2-0, the Patriots then scored on offense when quarterback Cameron Smith hit four-star wide receiver Anthony Schwartz for a 46-yard TD pass that made it 9-0 with the extra point.
Senior running back Miles Jones, a Vanderbilt commit, scored from 40 yards out with about 11 minutes to go in the second quarter to increase the advantage to 23-0. An interception return for a touchdown by five-star cornerback Tyson Campbell increased the advantage to 30-0, and a 2-yard TD run by Smith made it 37-0 at the half.
Running back Jordan Johnson scored from a yard out in the third quarter to cap the scoring in the shutout win.
American Heritage hosts Coconut Creek next Friday.