The Heritage Patriots rolled past the No. 1 seed Rockledge Raiders 31-14, to advance to the Regional Finals. Although an 11 point-underdog, the Patriots upset the Raiders in part to an explosive run game and stingy defense.
Despite the lower seeding, the Patriots defeated the No. 4 seeded Westwood Panthers 37-14 in the opening round of the FHSAA Class 5A State Tournament.
Whether a play takes place at kickoff or in the middle of overtime, the football team statistician is responsible for knowing every gainage or loss of yards that happens during the game.
The Patriots will improve their record to 7-2 after a dominating shutout over the Hallandale Chargers 37-0 Friday night.
As the second half of the young football season approaches, it is important to remember that former Heritage stars Michel and McKenzie are now merely rookies who must earn their stripes to survive in the NFL.