The 2015 football season came to an end Friday in the first round of sectionals against the Lakeland Lakers. The exciting back and fourth game ended with a final score of 42-35. The Patriots strong running offense kept them in this game with a 90 yard performance from Justyn Hart. Silas FInley tallied up 75 yards on the ground as well. Both athletes accounted for 2 touchdowns.
Heritage’s defense had 2 interceptions, one each from Juniors Zach White and Justin Hockemeyer. The Patriots defense struggled a bit against Lakelands big and physical running backs. The Patriots D failed to stop Lakeland on a key 4th down in which that drive eventually led to the deciding touchdown.
The Patriots finish the season with a record of six wins and four losses, one win shy of having the same record as last year’s squad. This was a fine sendoff for both the class of 2016 and Coach Dean Lehrman, who is hanging up his whistle to focus on coaching the baseball team.