UTICA — Utica was shut out for the third time in four weeks with Friday’s 47-0 loss to visiting Heath.

The Bulldogs (6-1, 3-0) scored two touchdowns in the first quarter, the second on Xavier Puryear’s 55-yard run at the 3:27 mark. Puryear then went nine yards for a score with 9.7 seconds on the clock, and Heath led 21-0 after one.

Puryear got the Bulldogs’ only touchdown of the second quarter with 7:10 left on a 1-yard run, and the score was 28-0 at the half.

Puryear’s rushing got Heath into scoring position in the third quarter, and Cortez Hatem plunged in from 1 yard out to make it 35-0 with 9:27 left. That score started the running game clock, and the score remained 35-0 to start the fourth.

Even with the running clock, the Bulldogs scored twice more in the fourth, on a 3-yard Chance Keller run and a 46-yard TD toss from QB Austin Morrow to Nolan McClain.

Utica (0-7, 0-3), whose last four opponents have lost just three games between them all season, will be on the road for its next two games, the first on Friday at 7 p.m. at Johnstown.

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