Heritage football to open season Friday

By Danny Hirt —

 

The buzz around Heritage School is reaching deafening heights as the six-man varsity football team prepares to open the 2013 season at home Friday against The Atonement from San Antonio.

Kickoff is scheduled at 7:30 p.m., under the school’s set of new, permanent field lights.

As if the lights and the genesis of a new gridiron campaign don’t create enough excitement on their own, there are other factors that are coming into play.

First, there is the lingering bad taste left over from the Eagles’ loss to Seguin Lifegate in the TAPPS 1-A state championship contest back in December.

Winner of five previous state crowns, losing a title game wasn’t in Heritage’s dictionary; that is, until last year.

So another run — and the fans hope it’s successful this time — at a TAPPS trophy is on everyone’s mind.

“We have a goal for our last game of the year to be a win,” said Eagles’ head coach Tim Shipman. “And the only way for that to happen is win the state championship.”

But the coach was quick to mention that there are other goals that are more important than winning another state title.

“It is not our only goal,” Shipman said about a championship. “We also want to be great leaders on and off the field. We want to lead the way in our classrooms, school and community in terms of being great examples of young Christian leaders.”

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