Multiple Teams · Pats Defeat South Adams and Prepare for Central

The Heritage football team made the trek to Burne on Friday, Sept. 11, to take on the South Adams Starfires. The game was a low scoring battle, with a final score of 7-0. The lone touchdown was scored in the 4th quarter on a 4 yard run by Justyn Hart of Heritage. Hart tallied 152 total yards with 142 on the ground and caught a pass for 10 yards. Patriot quarterback Walter Knapke threw only 5 passes and completed 4 of them for 55 yards.

The defense played especially well, shutting out the Starfires and limiting them to a meager 133 total yards. Zach White made a shining play in the defensive effort, as he intercepted a pass just before halftime, returning it 32 yards before being tackled near midfield. Senior Captain Ryan Gregory said, “It was a great defensive battle. Our defense played a great game stopping their backs, and our offense got the job done to get the win.”

The Patriots will look to improve to 2-1 in conference play on Sept. 18 when they travel to Adams Central and take on a very good Flying Jets team. When asked about the upcoming game at Adams Central, Gregory said, “Adams Central is a very experienced team this year. We will have to be focused and be ready for a dogfight on Friday.”

Photo by Makalah Krick