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.
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.
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.
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.
Herbert is the 109th ranked player in the ESPN 300, a ranking of the top 300 high school football players.