Heritage opens season with 58-13 win over Austin Concordia
By Danny Hirt
The Heritage Eagles made an important and early statement Friday night, scoring 50 points in the opening quarter of their home six-man football game against visiting Austin Concordia on their way to a powerful 58-13 victory.
The contest was the season opener for both schools.
“I felt like the boys came out of the gate fast and set the tone early,” said Eagle head coach Tim Shipman of his troops. “That is real important to us.”
The mentor added that his players “are selfless; they stay focused and they are hungry. I think that is a big key; I can sense their hunger.”
Heritage will get the opportunity to see if their explosive scoring machine is the real deal or just a one-hit wonder when it travels to TAPPS Division I Austin Hill Country this Friday. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Heritage School 58,
Austin Concordia 13
Friday, Aug. 26
Jacob Huser got the Eagles’ offensive attack started by slipping through a host of Cardinal defenders on a 37-yard touchdown trek within the first 90 seconds of action. Although his point-after kick was errant, Huser managed to connect on five out of eight conversion tries in the game.
During a span of exactly four minutes, the Eagles ignited for three more touchdowns, all from Dillon Roberts. First, he carried the ball on a 12-yard jaunt to the end zone, followed moments later by a 43-yard pass interception to paydirt, boosting the Eagles’ lead to 22-0 with 7:19 remaining in the opening quarter.
A couple of minutes later, Roberts added his third consecutive TD by side-stepping the Concordia defense on a 55-yard marathon across the goal line, propelling the scoreboard to 30-0.
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