The game marked the return from injury of running back Jamal Morrow, who had seen little action the last couple weeks because of a knee injury. Morrow rushed for 249 yards and a touchdown for the Patriots (10-1), who will play at Arlington in the second round of the playoffs next Friday.
Heritage fell behind 13-0 in the first quarter but began to fight back, with Morrow's younger brother Isiah carrying much of the offensive load until his brother returned shortly before halftime. Isiah Morrow rushed for 98 yards. Quarterback Mat Bradshaw passed for two second-quarter touchdowns to lead Heritage to a 21-13 lead at halftime.
Sione Takitaki added to the Patriots' offense, rushing for 113 yards and three touchdowns.