Sigler does it all for Heritage Hills in shutout

From Herald staff reports

POSEYVILLE — Cole Sigler scored just about every way possible Friday night for No. 5-ranked Heritage Hills to pace the Patriots past North Posey, 49-0.

Sigler found paydirt at the end of a punt return, a 98-yard kickoff return, a cross-country run and an interception. All told, his scoring ventures accounted for almost 250 yards.

The Patriots owned a comparatively scant 21-0 margin at halftime, but when the third period got underway, so did Sigler with three of his four scores.

Heritage Hills (5-0, 3-0) got all the points it would need for the win with 8:52 remaining in the opening quarter when Gavin Vaal capped a four-play drive with a one-yard plunge.

Ethan Hill kicked the first of seven PATs for a 7-0 count.

Sigler put the Patriots in the end zone with 2:57 showing when he returned a punt 45 yards for the score.

Phoenix Rodgers, who carried the ball only four times for 12 yards on the night, made it 21-0 on a one-yard run with 3:32 left before intermission.

When the third period got underway, it was the Sigler Show.

The senior fielded the opening kickoff of the second half at the 2 yard line, then weaved his way the length of the field for the 98-yard score with 11:45 to go.

Then at the 9:00 mark, Sigler burst through the North Posey defenses and raced 77 yards for a 35-0 score, which triggered the running clock for the remainder of the contest.

Before the period was over, however, Sigler picked off a Harold Bender pass, and took it 26 yards to paydirt.

In the fourth frame, Owen Schaad capped a six-play drive from midfield with a four-yard scoring burst for the final points of the night with 6:22 to go.

The Patriots rolled up 343 yards compared to 128 for North Posey.

Sigler led all rushers with 118 yards on six carries, while Noah Mundy added 49, Vaal had 40, Jacob Wetzel chipped in 29 and Schaad finished with 26. Sigler completed six of his 11 passing attempts for 53 yards.

Heritage Hills hosts the area’s biggest game Friday when No. 3 Gibson Southern visits Lincoln City for an 8 p.m. ET showdown that will go a long way in deciding Class 3A supremacy.

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