Heritage came alive in the second half Friday night. The defense pitched a second-half shutout and the offense rolled and rumbled to a 43-20 victory over Spotswood in the Region 3C championship at Lynchburg City Stadium.

The Pioneers’ unstoppable run game accounted for 318 of Heritage’s 366 yards of total offense.

Running back KJ Vaughan scored all six of Heritage’s touchdowns on his way to a 170-yard performance. Fellow back Krystian Rivera added 110 rushing yards on just eight carries.

The win sets up a Class 3 state semifinal clash between Heritage and Region 3D champ Lord Botetourt on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 1:30 p.m. in Daleville.

Photojournalist at The News & Advance

Reach Taylor at (434) 385-5592 or tirby@newsadvance.com.

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