American Heritage beats Clay 66-8 in 5A title game

Published On: Dec 13 2013 04:15:05 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 13 2013 06:40:00 PM EST
ORLANDO, Fla. -

The Clay Blue Devils magical run through the playoffs came crashing down Friday in the Class 5A championship game.

Plantation American Heritage scored early and often in building a 40-0 halftime lead. Georgia commit Sony Michel had two rushing touchdowns for the Patriots.

Heritage scored two touchdowns in the first two minutes of the second half without running an offensive play. Tavaris McFadden returned the opening kickoff of the second half 85 yards for a touchdown. A minute later Isaiah McKenzie ran back a punt 66 yards for a score.

Clay did manage to get on the board when Wes Weeks scored on a 35 yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter.

It's the first state title for American Heritage. Clay finishes the season 10-5 after starting 3-4.

"I'm so proud of the kids and the run we made," Blue Devils head coach Josh Hoestrka said. "These kids will never forget the memories that we had, awesome season so proud of the kids and the coaches."

Clay quarterback Wes Weeks added, "It was awesome. I love playing with all my best friends. I love everybody on this team, and it's been a great ride. It stinks that we couldn't finish it out, but it's been the best season that I could ever ask for. It's a great way to end my senior year."