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 junior at American Heritage, returns to the Patriot Post for her third year as the Sports Editor and Assistant Editor-In-Chief. Besides reading and writing, she 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, she 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.