Heritage football drops nail biter

By Danny Hirt —


Football has been described as a game of inches.

For the Heritage School Eagles in their 27-26 loss Friday, they came up 12 inches short of tying their “Flight Night” game with visiting Seguin Lifegate and forcing an overtime period in TAPPS District 4, Division II, six-man football action.

Trailing by as much as 21 points (27-6) in the third period, the Eagles thundered back with three touchdowns in the final stanza to draw the game to within a single point, 27-26. That last TD came from a Joe Meek four-yard pass to teammate Joe Lucas with only one second remaining in the game.

Heritage decided to go for the one-point conversion play to tie the score and force an overtime period. The Eagles’ attempt, however, went awry when Jacob Huser faked the two-point kick and ran with full speed to the goal line. However, he was tripped up just enough to give Lifegate defenders time to keep Huser from crossing over.

Despite the setback, and regardless of the outcome of this Friday’s contest at Selma Believers, Heritage will still get the opportunity to advance to the opening round of the playoffs.

Friday’s game, which is the regular season finale for both schools, will kick off at 7:30 p.m.

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