FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - The Leo Lions are the last remaining undefeated team in the conference. The Lions improved to 3-0 in ACAC play with a 35-12 road win at Heritage. The Patriots loss dropped them to 3-1 in conference.
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The Lions had a strong first half, building a 35-0 lead, and played solid defense by intercepting three Heritage passes in the first half.
For the Lions' offense, it was the rushing attack that Heritage could not slow down. Leo had 450 rushing yards in the win. Logan Leiter led the way with 197 yards, while scoring three times. Jordan Hissong added 166-yards rushing, and found the endzone twice.
Heritage would do all it could to make it a contest in the second half.
Leo's first drive of the third quarter ended when Heritage's Bradley Scott hustled to tackle Leo's Logan Leiter from behind, and strip him of the ball. The Patriots possession would end on a punt.
The Lions next drive would end when their quarterback, Jordan Hissong would throw an interception to the Patriots' Austin Conrad. Once again, Heritage would come up scoreless, this time failing to score on a fourth and goal inside the team's three-yard line.
Heritage would finally put up points in the fourth. The Patriots would end the shutout bid when Justyn Hart rushed in a short score. Then with less than two minutes to play, Heritage quarterback Branson Dossen would throw a deep ball that would find the reliable hands of Conner Bleke.
That last score would pad Dossen's passing stats. He completed 16-of-30 attempts, and threw for 203 yards.
The Patriots rushing attack was led by Hart, who had 84 yards.
The loss moved Heritage to 4-2 on the year. The Patriots face Bluffton in week seven.
Leo, who improved to 6-0 overall on the year, will host Woodlan next Friday.
Bluffton improved to 4-2 this week, with a 34-12 win at Southern Wells.
Bluffton's ground game was led by D'Wayne Eskridge, who had two touchdowns, while Jake Wenger also found the endzone for a score.
Malcolm Marshall was able to move the Tigers' offense threw the air, as well. He threw for 125-yards, and completed two passes that were for touchdowns.
In the losing effort, Southern Wells' Jake Roush rushed the ball 16 times, for 89 yards and two touchdowns.
Elsewhere in the conference, Adams Central had to rally in the second half, to overcome South Adams lead. The Jets won, 32-22, and improved to 3-3 this season.
Adams Central struck first, when Andrew Hammond threw a 33-yard pass that found Alex Byerly. The touchdown put the Jets up, 6-0.
In the second, South Adams took a 7-6 lead, when the Starfires' quarterback, Derek Wanner rushed in a short score.
Wanner played some great defense in the first half, too. He had an interception in the first quarter. Then in the second, he punched the ball out of the arms of Adam Central's Koty Frauhiger, who appeared to be on his way for a touchdown. The ball rolled out of the back of the endzone, which was ruled as a touchback, which allowed South Adams to take over on offense.
South Adams would extend its first half lead when Matt Nussbaum would break off a long touchdown run. The Starfires led 14-6 at the half.
South Adams, who fell to 2-4 this year, will host Garrett next Friday. Adams Central travels to Southern Wells.
Woodlan also picked up a conference win this week, by shutting out Garrett, 43-0. The Railroaders put up 22 points in the third quarter.
Woodlan quarterback, Corbin Smith threw two touchdowns in the win, which put the Warriors at 4-2 this year. Smith's teammate, Jaylin Bennett would score three times in the contest, while rushing for 70 yards.
Woodlan's Debo Woods also had a touchdown in the contest.
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