The Matadors staged a furious rally in the fourth quarter, erasing a 24-7 deficit with three unanswered touchdowns, the last one coming in dramatic fashion.

The Patriots seemed to have a game-securing interception in the end zone with 24 seconds left. The ball instead went through the hands of the defender and landed in the arms of Granada's Alex Davis for a game-winning score.

After a 14-yard touchdown pass from Anthony Carter to Nick Zalec late in the third, Heritage (0-1) led by 17.

But Granada (1-0) scored on Tyler Offill's first touchdown of the game, a 5-yarder to Nick Campiotti, then scored on a 2-yard run by Garrett Granados.

Campiotti had eight catches for 102 yards while Granados rushed for 101 yards.

Carter led a very efficient Heritage offense in the first half, connecting on a pair of scoring strikes on the Patriots' first two drives of the game.

Heritage (0-1) took advantage of a turnover on downs, a fumble and two interceptions in the first half, keeping the Matadors off the board and turning the turnovers into points.

Carter found D'Maree Lewis on a 40-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter, then Travon Covington-Zeno for an 8-yard score in the second quarter.

Granada 27, Heritage 24

Heritage          7          10          7          0--          24


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Granada          0          0          7          20--          27

H -- Lewis 40 pass from Carter (Barrios kick)

H -- Covington-Zeno 7 pass from Carter (Barrios kick)

H -- Barrios 22 FG

G -- Draa 5 run (Dremalas kick)

H -- Zalec 14 pass from Carter (Barrios kick)

G -- Campiotti 5 pass from Offill (Dremalas kick)

G -- Granados 2 run (kick failed)

G -- Davis 11 pass from Offill (Dremalas kick)

Statistics

Rushing: H -- Carter 6-32, Edwards 8-30, Zalec 5-25, Johnson 4-10, Cleverly 4-6, Machado 1-4, Lewis 3-3. Totals 31-110. G -- Granados 18-101, Draa 7-25, Silva 4-8, Campiotti 2-8, Offill 4-7. Totals 35-149.

Passing: H -- Carter 21-32-1 205. G -- Offill 19-36-2 246.

Receiving: H -- Cleverly 4-44, Edwards 3-25, Covington-Zeno 3-24, Briseno 3-15, Lewis 2-45, Zalec 2-23, Machado 2-18, Calegari 1-13, Johnson 1-(-2). G -- Campiotti 8-102, Williams 5-74, Davis 4-45, Silva 1-25, Draa 1-0.

Fumbles/lost: Heritage -- 2/1, Granada -- 1/1.

Records: Heritage 0-1, Granada 1-0.