Heritage High School 2021

Team Profile

Photos by Michelle Petteys of Heritage Snapshots

Q&A with Coach E.K. Slaughter

Heritage high school football coach E.K. SlaughterQ: How would you characterize this year’s team?

A: Tough, disciplined, coachable, and fun to be around, and they make a great effort.

Q: What will be the keys to your success?

A: Staying healthy.

Q: Who will be your key leaders on the team?

A: Kaden Swope (QB/S), Trey Weldon (OL/DL), Ryan Heet (WR/S), Dylan Hodges (OL/DL), Bryce Travillian (OB/LB), JT Eaton (OL/DL), Paxton McCrary (RB/LB), and Max Owens (WR/DB).

Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A: The character of our kids and their willingness to work and be coached.

Q: What will keep you up at night?

A: Depth.

Q: What can you build on from last year?

A: Anything can happen.

Q: Any lessons learned from last year?

A: Defense and special teams will be very similar to last year. Offense will have a little different flavor, but we will be within our base system.

Q: How would you characterize your team’s speed?

A: We wouldn’t win many races on a track. But our football speed created from effort and intelligence is great.

Stats

Coach Name: E.K. Slaughter (14 yrs. as a head coach, 8th as head coach at Heritage)

Division/Region: GA 7-AAAA

2020 Overall Record: 5-5

2020 District Finish: 3rd

Mascot: Generals

 

2021 Schedule

August

20 LFO (A)

27 Ringgold (H)

September

3 Temple (H)

10 Christian Heritage (H)

17 Darlington (A)

October

1 Ridgeland (H)

8 Central (A)

15 Northwest Whitfield (A)

29 Pickens (H)

November

5 Cedartown (A)

 

Coach’s View

We have a very difficult schedule, but we are also a very good football team. Every week will be intense. These games are the most fun to coach and play in. Every week, we will also have opportunities. Most of our games should be relatively close games. I am excited for our staff and players to be able to experience the stage they will be on this season.  

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