It took Heritage nearly the entire game to pull ahead of Northgate in Friday’s season opener, but no one from the Conyers school was complaining. Ryan Sutton capped an 80-yard drive with a one-yard touchdown run with 12 seconds left and the Patriots defeated Northgate 14-7 at Henry Seldon Field.
Rockdale football coach Venson Elder was excited about his team heading into the 2013 season. That feeling shouldn’t change much after what Elder saw in Friday’s opener. Zuri Minnifield ran for a touchdown and passed for another and the Rockdale defense forced five turnovers in a 20-0 victory over Salem at Reid Stadium.