Class 3A playoffs: Heritage Hall's going to need a lot of points against Seminole

The Chargers upset Lone Grove 45-35 to open the Class 3A playoffs on Friday, but now travel to Seminole to face star running back Papi White and the third-ranked Chieftains.
by Jacob Unruh Published: November 16, 2013
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photo -  Heritage Hall's Terrell Love goes past Casady's James Bennett during their high school football game at Heritage Hall in Oklahoma City, Thursday, September 5, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Heritage Hall's Terrell Love goes past Casady's James Bennett during their high school football game at Heritage Hall in Oklahoma City, Thursday, September 5, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Heritage Hall's offense has found its way the past four games, averaging nearly 45 points per game.

Next week, though, it may need more.

The Chargers upset Lone Grove 45-35 to open the Class 3A playoffs on Friday, but now travel to Seminole to face star running back Papi White and the third-ranked Chieftains.

“We're going to need a lot of points,” Heritage Hall coach Andy Bogert said. “They've got the package. They've got the quarterback, they've got the running back, they've got the receivers and they've got the defense. It's going to be a difficult task.”

Heritage Hall (6-4) has faced a difficult task all season, though.

The Chargers have been decimated by injuries — 12 players are out with season-ending injuries. Eight of those players were starters, too.

But the return of sophomore running back Terrell Love from an early season concussion has been a huge boost during their four-game winning streak.

Nicknamed “Tank,” Love has given the Chargers some much-needed balance. On Friday, Love scored three touchdowns, opening things up for star quarterback Connor McGinnis.

“Last night with Terrell Love, his running definitely helped every part of our offense,” said McGinnis, a junior. “It gives us confidence that we'll be able to put points up and go to different players to put up points.”

But how many points will the Chargers need to put on the scoreboard this week?

Seminole (11-0) has averaged 47 points per game all season, with the lowest output being a 20-14 win against Cushing in Week 8. The highest output was 76 points in a Week 1 win against Lincoln Christian, a playoff team in Class 2A.

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by Jacob Unruh
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Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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