Leesburg, VA (January 11, 2017) – With just a month left in the regular season, it’s becoming clear that Loudoun Valley is the cream of the Conference 21 crop. But both Heritage and Rock Ridge are having solid seasons, and both are battling for the second position in the standings. On this night, the Phoenix traveled to Leesburg to face the host Pride.
Chas Sumser, Viva Loudoun photographer, was there to capture the action and emotion and posted a gallery of images from the game.
Although the game turned out to be low-scoring, high intensity was in the air. Heritage jumped out to a fast start, but Rock Ridge battled back to hold a one-point lead at halftime, 19-18.
The Pride took control in the second half, but could not stretch the margin to more than a precarious six points. The Phoenix repeatedly cut into the gap, but never regained the lead giving Heritage an important victory, 42-36.