In honor of the new Barbie movie that came out this summer, the Sept. 1 game of Heritage vs. the Trinity Christian Academy Conquerors had lots of pink and “mojo dojo” looks in the stands for the Barbie vs. Ken theme. The Patriots on the field successfully completed their job of “Football” by taking down the Conquerors and coming out with a 27-14 win.
Trinity Christian came down from Jacksonville to play Heritage on the Patriot turf. Going into the game, Trinity Christian held the the #22 state ranking compared to Heritage’s #9 Florida rank.
The first half of the game was relatively slow, with possession back and forth throughout the first quarter until a Patriot touchdown about halfway through the second quarter. This brought the Patriots to a 7-0 lead at halftime.
Heritage really began to shine in the second half, scoring two touchdowns in the third quarter and one in the fourth due to scoring efforts from sophomore wide receiver Malachi Toney and junior running back Byron Louis, who both scored two touchdowns. The Conquerors were unable to keep up and consequently suffered their first loss of the season.
One aspect of football that became evident this game particularly is how much penalties can cost a team. Trinity Christian was called for 18 different penalties, including one for unsportsmanlike behavior in the second half, which cost them a total of 233 yards. That is a large difference from Heritage’s 106 penalty yards.
This game brought Heritage’s record to 2-0 and provided an excuse to spectators to once again dress up like Barbie. The boys play their next two games away but return home Sept. 15 to play Chaminade-Madonna.
All photos and videos from Zoe Horwitz.