Friday night lights: Patriots take down Wildcats on senior night

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With almost 30 seniors on the varsity football team, the senior night football game was one to watch. After last week’s 21-2 win over the Cardinal Gibbons Chiefs – a huge improvement from their marginal three point victory over the Chiefs last year –  the Patriots went into the Friday night lights to continue their winning streak. 

Early into the game the Patriots ran up the clock, the score sitting at 14-6 with six minutes remaining in the first quarter. By the time the second quarter was halfway through, another touchdown brought the score to 21-6 in favor of the Patriots.

Considering it’s senior night, the seniors were ready to impress. Seniors Mark Fletcher and Brandon Inniss came in clutch with a touchdown each, while senior David Vadala grabbed an 85 yard pick six, meaning he intercepted the ball and ran it to the end zone for a touchdown. On the defensive side, Vadala led the tackle count with seven tackles, followed by seniors Damari Brown, Andrew Klis and Victor King with five each. 

The game ended up a blowout with the final standing at 42-18. This win was not just another victory, but a stepping stone on the way to states.

The final score of the game was 42-18. Considering Heritage is ranked number four in the state while Western is 46, it was expected that Heritage would come out on top. (Photo/Arianna Borhan)
The theme of this game was pink, in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Pinked-out sophomores Emma Delgado, Arianna Borhan and Aubrey Caprara showed up in the stands to support the football team.  “I really liked the pink theme; it was one of my favorites,” sophomore Arianna Borhan, who showed up decked out in pink while sporting a pink cowboy hat, said. (Photo/Arianna Borhan)

Zoe Horwitz, a sophomore at American Heritage, returns to the Patriot Post for her second year as the new Sports Editor. Besides reading and writing, Zoe spends her time playing with her dog or tutoring younger students through Learn with Peers, a non-profit organization she helped found in 2020. During her freshman year, Zoe co-founded FALIA (Food Allergy/Intolerance Awareness) at school, a club that advocates for those with food allergies. Zoe also plays lacrosse, as she plays for a club team and American Heritage girls varsity lacrosse team. Zoe is very excited to be contributing to the Patriot Post.