Despite giving up an early touchdown to host San Antonio Castle Hills, the Heritage Eagles retaliated in spades by reeling off five unanswered TDs on their way to a 54-32 victory Friday night in TAPPS six-man football action.
“We came out of the gate quick which is something we have emphasized,” said Heritage head coach Tim Shipman. “We are flying around playing physical football on both side of the ball.”
Now with three victories under their collective belts, the Eagles are in the process of honing their gridiron skills. “Each week, we are doing more things right and making less major mistakes,” the coach continued. “We still have quite a few things that we need to work on,” Shipman said.
Those things that need extra attention can get the Eagles' attention as early as this weekend when Heritage travels to Nueces Canyon for a 7:30 p.m. contest.
Heritage (3-0) finds itself in the midst of a three-game road trip when it hits the field in Nueces Canyon on Friday evening. Then the weekend after that, the Eagles travel to Medina which, like Nueces Canyon, is another school that up until a few years ago was playing UIL 11-man football.
From there, Heritage will host two games (Temple Holy Trinity on Friday, Oct. 6, and old rival — and one-time fellow district member — Seguin Lifegate on Friday, Oct. 13) before taking Oct. 20 off as part of the school's fall break.
The Eagles will face three consecutive district opponents — at Victoria Faith Academy (Oct. 27), and home against Bulverde Bracken Christian (Nov. 3) and Spring Branch Living Rock (Nov. 10).
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