Junior John Fris had to tackle an additional opponent this year: a new school.
A record 37 athletes officially committed to their respective colleges by signing the National Letter of Intent.
Sophomore Erin Pyper spent New Year’s as part of the All-American cheer team in London, England.
The Patriots (14-0) completed their undefeated season with a 35-33 win that went down to the wire against the Ponte Vedra Sharks (13-1) at Camping World Stadium.
The Patriots (13-0) defeated the Jesuit Tigers (12-1) by a score of 21-14 to advance to the state championship game for district 5A.
The Patriots (11-0) defeated the Cardinal Gibbons Chiefs (9-2) in a nail-biting 10-7 win to advance to the regional final game next week vs. Bishop Moore in Orlando.
This win moved Heritage closer to the State Finals where the players will try to win its third State Championship in four years. The Patriots will play Cardinal Gibbons next week in the regional semifinals.
Even without senior cornerback Will Allen III, senior wide receiver Darnell Fleury and junior running back Miles Jones, the Patriots utterly dominated the Chargers and showed they are ready to make a formidable run in the playoffs.
Slaton is currently ranked in the top 10 players for his position with an excellent rating of four stars according to 247sports.
Overall penalties played a big role in the game with the penalty count going up to 25 with about 26 minutes of actual play time.