Senior Garrett Robinson’s 10-yard touchdown run in overtime capped Dominion High School’s magical comeback as the Titans rallied from a 21-point deficit to defeat host Heritage, 34-28, Sept. 7 in Leesburg. The thrilling victory was Dominion’s first win since late in the 2010 season.
Trailing 21-0 in the third quarter, the Titans outscored the Pride 28-7 through the remainder of regulation to force overtime. Robinson finished with 218 yards and two touchdowns on just nine carries.
Dominion, a playoff team in 2010, were held without a victory in 2011. The Titans (1-0 in the Dulles District, 1-1 overall) knocked on the door in a narrow 17-10 season-opening loss to Handley before breaking it down versus Heritage.
Senior Matt Valenzuela also had a big game for Dominion. Valenzuela caught eight passes for 111 yards and a touchdown, as well as rushing for two more scores. Junior QB Donnie Gasser completed 18 of 35 passes in the win for 199 yards.
Heritage (0-1, 1-2) was led offensively by sophomore QB Michael Galvan. The first-year starter passed for 165 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed for 73 yards and another score.
Dominion 34, Heritage 28 (OT)
D: Robinson (9 for 218 yards, 2 TD), Waters (7 for 36 yards), Valenzuela (8 for 31 yards, 2 TD); H: Galvan (18 for 73 yards, TD), Kendrick (5 for 26 yards)
D: Gasser (18 of 35 for 199 yards, TD, Int.); H: Galvan (15 of 24 for 165 yards, 3 TD, Int.)
D: Valenzuela (8 for 111 yards, TD), Smith (5 for 43 yards), Vicari (3 for 20 yards), Chandler (1 for 27 yards); H: Bethea (5 for 59 yards, TD), Price (1 for 51 yards, TD), Wright (2 for 24 yards, TD), Kendrick (4 for 15 yards)
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