Heritage Hills football hoping experience leads to greater results in 2022

Heritage Hills football hoping experience leads to greater results in 2022
Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 11:12 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 11, 2022 at 1:28 AM CDT
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LINCOLN CITY, Ind. (WFIE) - As anticipation for high school football ramps up across Indiana, the Heritage Hills football team aims to utilize its strong cast of returning players with hopes of achieving higher goals this season.

In 2021, the Patriots finished with a 9-3 record, ultimately losing to eventual 3A state champion Gibson Southern in the sectional finals. One year later, Heritage Hills now feels confident about its chances to go even further this season, returning nearly its entire offensive backfield and a senior-laden offensive line.

Heritage Hills head coach Todd Wilkerson is hoping his 15 seniors can help lead the Patriots to accomplish bigger goals this year.

“Most of them have seen at least a year of varsity football and a couple of them have two years of varsity football,” Wilkerson said. “Skyler and Shane Staples and Brenden Chew all played as sophomores. Most of our offensive line are seniors – played all of last year. I feel good about our defense as well just because of the athletes we have. I feel great about our defense, great about our offense.”

“We feel real good – we got stronger, got bigger – same guys got the same opportunity all year last year to get stronger in the weight room and mandatory practices before the summer started,” Heritage Hills senior Brayden Foertsch said. “We got some high expectations. Obviously, first step is to beat Mount Vernon. We definitely want to win a couple of championships, if not go farther.”

The Patriots kick off their season at home against Mount Vernon on Friday, August 19.

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