HS Football: Heritage Crushes Calabasas 41-7 as the Defense Shines in the CIF Quarterfinals

Sherod White Scores Three Touchdowns in the Second Quarter as the Patriots Cruise to an Easy Victory

Heritage rolled all over Calabasas 41-7 in last nights CIF Southern Section Division 2 Championship Playoff quarterfinal game. The Patriot shined as they capitalized on five interceptions and a crushing run defense to completely stop the Coyotes powerful attack.

Heritage’s Secondary rose to the occasion Friday night as they shut down one of the most prolific passing attacks in Southern California. Calabasas quarterback Jaden Casey threw 2 picks apiece to Trey Goodlow and Sherod White and could not get anything started.

White also scored three touchdowns in the second quarter as the Patriots ran the score to 21-7 and never looked back. Heritage scored once in the third quarter when quarterback Devan Freedland hit Rashoud Shelton with a 10 yard TD pass.

The Patriots scored their final points in the fourth quarter. Heritage was running the ball all night long and wore down the Calabasas defense. Ika Tuatala busted loose for a 21 yard run into the end zone to put the finished touches to a near perfect night.

They have all those D1 athletes flying around everywhere,” said Heritage coach Kraig Broach. “It’s a scary sight. The Number one thing I have to do is give credit to my defensive coordinator Adam Contreras for having our kids prepared. And our secondary, what can you say?”

Freedland completed 9of 12 passes for 123 yards. He threw 2 touchdown passes, his first, a 9 yard toss to Tonga Tavake in the opening quarter. James Phillips and White ran all over the Coyotes defense and combined for over 250 yards rushing.

Calabasas quarterback Johnny Wilson finished 14 of 23 for 171 yards. Jaden Casey scored the lone Coyote touchdown on a 25 yard pass in the second quarter.

Heritage advances to face Valencia in the CIF Southern Section Semi-finals on Friday, November 24. The Vikings destroyed Norco 70-35 last night. The game will be played in Valencia and will start at 7:30pm.

Photos by Amber Garcia