The Heritage Generals suffered four lost fumbles and one interception on Friday night and dropped to 1-2 overall with a 55-20 defeat at the hands of Chattooga in Summerville.
Heritage took the opening kickoff and drove inside the Indians' 20-yard line, but turned the ball over on downs. Moments later, quarterback Clayton Johnson hit Devin Price for a 63-yard touchdown pass to give Chattooga a 7-0 lead.
The Generals would fumble on the ensuing possession and Chattooga's Jackson Lowenberg returned the loose pigskin 70 yards to increase the Indians' lead to 14-0.
Then, following a second-quarter interception, Johnson found Price again, this time for a 41-yard scoring strike which pushed the lead to 21-0 with three minutes left in the half.
The Generals would answer as Nick Hanson hit Dylan Brian with a 33-yard touchdown pass, but Price would return the ensuing kickoff 78 yards for a touchdown as Chattooga (2-1) pushed their advantage back out to three touchdowns.
One final fumble late in the half would give the Indians one final crack at the end zone and they would take advantage as Johnson hit Price on a 12-yard pass to give the Indians a 34-7 lead at the break.
Chattooga running back Lashaun Lester would score on a 4-yard run in the third quarter, but Heritage would respond with a scoring drive, capped by a 6-yard touchdown run by Jeffrey Curtis, to make it 42-14 with 1:18 left to go in the third quarter.
However, the improbable comeback would not happen as Johnson clicked off a 20-yard touchdown run and E.J. Lackey punched it in from three yards out following Heritage's fourth fumble of the game.
The Generals would get the game's final touchdown in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter as Kenton Aaron found his way into the endzone.
Team and individual stats had not been reported as of press time.
Heritage will return to Jeff Sims Field this coming Friday to face the Pepperell Dragons in the final non-region game of the season.