Heritage High School 2023

Team Profile

Photos by Heritage Snapshots

Q & A With Coach EK Slaughter

Coach EK Slaughter

Q. How would you characterize this year’s team?

A. The team has a very strong senior class full of high caliber humans and good leaders.

Q. What will be the keys to your success?

A. Staying healthy, protecting the football, causing turnovers, and generating explosive plays.

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

A. Max Owens, Miles Clark, Rhett McDonald, Tanner Hall, Brady Chandler, and Noah Pierce.

Q. What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A. The character of the young men on this team. They work incredibly hard, are very coachable, and have a deep desire to be great.

Q. What can you build on from last year?

A. The grit and resiliency of last year’s seniors.

Q. Any lessons learned from last year?

A. Don’t name a fake field goal a name that sounds similar to a player’s name.

Q. Will we see anything different this year?

A. Couple of new faces, mostly similar stuff on offense and defense.

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

A. Our 40 times are average, but our game speed is very fast. Our guys anticipate well and know their assignments and that speeds them up a lot. We will run fast to the ball.


Coach name: EK Slaughter (16 yrs. as a head coach, 10th as head coach at Heritage)

Division/Region: GA 7-AAAA

2022 Overall Record: 8-3

2022 District Finish: 4th

Mascot: Generals

2023 Schedule


18 Ringgold (H)

25 East Hamilton (H)  


1 LFO (A)

8 Ridgeland (A)

15 Bradley Central (A)

29 Southeast Whitfield (H)


6 Cedartown (A)

20 Northwest Whitfield (H)

27 Sonoraville (A)


3 Central (H)

Coach’s View

To the outside world, our team has 10 opportunities for success. We will focus on the greatest opponent, which is ourselves. If we can win the game inside of us and in our own program, our chances of winning a lot of games go up exponentially.