The Patriot football squad looks to improve this season, after last season’s record of 3-7, to somewhere around .500 or above. Since the final game at Jimtown last year, the Patriots have been working hard in the off-season to get stronger and faster. With 40 yard dash times and max weights improving, the year looks hopeful for the boys of fall.
On Aug. 11, the Pats went on the road to face the ‘Busco Eagles. After the scrimmage, the football team looked to polish a few things up.
Heading into the first regular season game against New Haven, varsity quarterback Walter Knapke said, that he was “glad to be back after missing all but three games last year.” However, despite the junior’s energy, the Pats would go on to lose by a score of 49-7, with junior Travis Gardner scoring the team’s lone touchdown on the evening on a passing play.
Head coach, Nico Tigulis said “We need to play faster, and more physical,” and he has also stressed taking it one game at a time and focusing on the task at hand.
After the devastating loss against New Haven, the Pats get their chance at that next task, as they look to bounce back against the also 0-1 Norwell Knights. The game will be at 7:00 p.m. at home, as Heritage debuts it’s new, million dollar stadium facility.
Article by Nick Bosler
2016 photo by Savannah Head