Heritage Falls In State Semi’s
The Eagles of Vidalia Heritage Academy traveled to Rome last Friday night for the GAPPS State Semifinals against Unity Christian. This is the second year in a row the Eagles played in the state semifinals, winning the Championship last season.
The Eagles kicked off to the Lions on a cold 29° night. The Lions took the ball and drove it straight down the field to take the early lead over VHA.
When the Eagles took possession of the football their worst nightmare happened as starting quarterback John Smith went out with a shoulder injury early in the first quarter. That set the tone for the game as the Eagles' offense struggled to move the ball without him.
Freshman Jake Adams came in to fill the senior's spot. The Eagles struggled to move the ball all night with three turnovers.
The Lions took over the game early and pulled away from the Eagles. Unity went on to take the victory, 52-8. The Eagles finished the season with a record of 9-2.
Head coach Seth Sitzman said, “I'm so proud of this team and how far they've come. We moved up in divisions this year to 2A. I thought this would be a challenge for the team; however, they came out swinging.
“I'm super proud of this season's seniors that stepped up to fill the big gaps left from the loss of last year's senior group. They played their hearts out all season. To make it to the State Semifinals two years in a row is something special. I'm proud of these guys and I love them.”