There were few fans and few points to go around Friday in Danielsville.
Following day-long showers that pounded North Georgia, Heritage scored once and that would be enough to down Madison County, 7-0, in front of a sparse Raider Stadium crowd.
The Raiders’ losing steak grows to five with two games remaining.
Neither team scored in a first half, but Heritage needed only two plays – and 17 seconds -- to get on the board in the second half.
Reggie Juin broke off a 58-yard run and Gary Peters scored one play later from seven yards out with 14:43 left in the third.
The Raiders spent the rest of the second half trying to answer.
Madison County (2-6) drove inside the 20 twice in the second half, but missed a field goal and turned the ball over on downs as the Raiders’ scoring woes continued.
Defensively, Madison County’s defense held the Patriots in check other than the opening drive of the second half. However, the Heritage offense was able to convert two third downs on its final drive to ice the ball game.
In fact, the Patriots converted on five of nine third down tries in the second half.
Heritage finished with 190 yards on the ground.
Bracken Turner had the biggest night offensively for Madison County, catching four balls for 74 yards.
The Raiders' five-game losing streak is their longest under head coach Randell Owens. However, Madison County will have an off date next Friday to prepare for its Halloween night clash with Apalachee Oct. 31.
Rushing: Allen 8-28; Mack 6-10; Johnson 3-9; Owens 12- -5 Passing: Owens 6-16-1INT, 117 yards Receiving: Turner 4-74; Allen 2-43