HER­ITAGE HITS 3-0 AF­TER BIG WIN OVER PACE ON FRI­DAY

The Palm Beach Post - - SPORTS - By Adam Licht­en­stein

DEL­RAY BEACH — The last time Amer­i­can Her­itage started a season 3-0, the cur­rent team’s se­niors were sixth-graders, sit­ting in the stands and watch­ing Greg Bryant and Des­mond Cain tear up the field.

The Stal­lions, ranked third in the state Class 3A poll, took a step to­ward re­turn­ing to that level of play Fri­day night with a 42-7 rout of vis­it­ing Mi­ami-Mon­signor Pace. Af­ter a two-year stretch in which they went 7-12, the Stal­lions im­proved to 3-0 for the first time since 2012.

“We’ll have to show the world, shock the world,” se­nior run­ning back Dal­lis Small said. “Shock the na­tion.”

Ju­nior quar­ter­back Zach Bo­han­non, in his first year at Her­itage af­ter trans­fer- ring from Saint John Paul II Acad­emy, led the way early. The ju­nior was 11 of 18 for 267 yards, in­clud­ing two TD passes in the first half.

gave him some time,” Stal­lions coach Keith Hind­s­ley said. “Our O-line played very well. We’ve got two sopho­mores who start, that have come to play. When we give time and be­come two-di­men­sional, where we can throw and run, that’s go­ing to be tough on some teams.”

Both Bo­han­non touch­downs came on passes to Con­ner Hind­s­ley. The sec­ond time, Bo­han­non hit Hind­s­ley while throw­ing from his end zone. He hit a sprint­ing Hind­s­ley for a 95-yard score.

Dal­lis Small also had a strong night, rush­ing for 126 yards on 14 car­ries and one TD.

“He’s evolved our of­fense, be­com­ing a threat,” Keith Hind­s­ley said. “Teams have got to de­fend him.”

The Stal­lions also scored on spe­cial teams, as sopho­more Deion Small, Dal­lis’ younger brother, scored on a 55-yard punt re­turn. He had a longer punt re­turn called back on a penalty.

“He plays like a se­nior,” Keith Hind­s­ley said. “He’s elec­tric.”

On de­fense, the story was the same: Her­itage dom­i­nated Pace (3-1). The Stal­lions forced a safety on the first drive, and the Spar­tans mounted only one suc­cess­ful drive.

Pace did not com­plete a pass un­til late in the third quar­ter, and the Spar­tans fin­ished with only 117 yards in to­tal of­fense — 66 com­ing on two long runs.

“I al­ways tell them, if you’re men­tally pre­pared, you can play fast,” Keith Hind­s­ley said. “And that’s how we win games.”

GREG LOVETT / THE PALM BEACH POST

Amer­i­can Her­itage ju­nior quar­ter­back Zachary Bo­han­non threw two first-half TD passes Fri­day against Mi­ami-Mon­signor Pace.

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