Heritage football falls to FEAST

By Danny Hirt —

 

Despite losing by 40 points, Heritage School head football coach Tim Shipman had what many might think is a surprising statement about Friday’s 48-8 home loss to San Antonio FEAST (Family Educators Alliance of South Texas).

“It’s kind of hard to believe this, but I thought our defense played relentless and really played a good game. It was our offense that could not move the chains and get our defense off the field,” he said.

Shipman explained that six-man football “is generally a high-scoring game” and “when you are able to hold a team to 20 first half points in light of our turnovers and lack of offense, that’s pretty good.”

Those killer turnovers the Eagles’ mentor referred to came in the form of two lost fumbles and three intercepted passes.

The visiting Patriots grabbed the early lead on a 13-yard rushing touchdown less than three minutes into the contest. The missed extra point left FEAST up by a 6-0 margin. As the initial period was nearing an end, the Pats increased their lead to 14-0 on the strength of a one-yard plunge to paydirt and a success point-after kick.

Trailing 26-0 in the third, Heritage managed its only touchdown of the night when Jackson Bernard hauled in a two-yard pass from quarterback Blake Ashley. Jacob Huser’s two-point conversion kick drew the Eagles somewhat closer at 26-8.

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