Heritage football falls to Castle Hills

By Danny Hirt —


Despite jumping out to a 20-8 first quarter lead, Heritage School could not contain visiting San Antonio Castle Hills in the middle periods and ended up losing Friday’s TAPPS District 4-1A six-man football contest by a 41-27 margin.

The game was the first league encounter for both schools.

The Eagles will end their season-opening five-game home-stand Friday, Sept. 27 when they host San Marcos Hill Country Christian School at 7:30 p.m. Following that, Heritage will hit the road for three consecutive dates, enjoy an open date, followed by a home game with Seguin Lifegate on Nov. 1, then end the regular season at San Antonio Believers on Nov. 8.


Castle Hills tops Eagles

After building its early lead, Heritage was unable to figure out Castle Hills’ adaptations. “They made the adjustment,” said Eagles’ head coach Tim Shipman. “We did not adjust … well and that is completely on me. For us to go the rest of the game and only put up seven points, I think that was a big part of the game.”

Joe Lucas got the Eagles on the scoreboard first with a five-yard touchdown run midway through the opening stanza. The failed extra-point attempt left Heritage up 6-0.

Less than two minutes later, Joe Meek, who scored three touchdowns on the night, crossed the goal line on a 32-yard run, putting the Eagles up, 12-0. For the night, Meek carried the ball 20 times, gaining 131 yards in the process.

It didn’t take Castle Hills long to retaliate when Ethan Leos hauled in a 20-yard pass from Andrew Nava for a score, pulling the visitors closer, 12-8.

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