Heritage Hills ready for 3A title showdown with Indy Chatard

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LINCOLN CITY, Ind. (WEHT) We have said it all season, Heritage hills has a championship defense. Now they have a chance to prove it.
That defense has led the Patriots to Lucas Oil Stadium and the 3A state championship game.

Michael Gilbert has more from Heritage Hills practice.

(Michael Gilbert)
Heritage Hills perfect season continues as they punched their ticket to the 3A state champonship after defeating Danville 33-17 in semistate. Todd Wilkerson’s team says it’s a dream to play at Lucas Oil Stadium.

(TODD WILKERSON)
“It’s special, you know we had high expectations and we knew (state) was a possibility, but acheiving that goal, is something that you can’t describe, Many coaches I talked to say it doesn’t set it in till a month later. So we are just trying to enjoy the ride.”

(JACOB WETZEL)
“It’s going to be like wow, because we have never been there, never got to experience what it’s been like, with the crowd, and everything else and then trying to come to play, it will be nice. But, the field is the same, same length as our field down here so it’s all the same.”

(PHOENIX RODGERS)
“It’s crazy, we were just working hard just trying to get here and now we are finally here and everyone is proud of us but we still have one more game left. It’s definitely going to be a surreal feeling, looking at the big stadium and everything, but like Jacob said, it’s just another field we have to play on.”

(Michael Gilbert)
Heritage Hills returns to the big stage for the first time since 2004. Most of these players were just 3 or 4 years old and don’t remember it. The Patriots say that if they do win, they will remember it for the rest of their lives.
Reporting from Heritage Hills, Michael Gilbert, Home Team Friday.

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(This story was originally published on November 27, 2019)

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