IRVING — Although Colleyville Heritage won last week’s game against Irving MacArthur 24-10, the offense didn’t feel good about its game.
So, coach Mike Fuller threw the playbook out the window this week in practice leading up to the Irving game Thursday, electing to take a simplistic approach to the Panthers’ up-tempo, pass-heavy offense.
“Basically, we told them on Monday that it’s going to be the same play list that you had when you were a freshman,” Fuller said. “Just our base stuff with nothing fancy. We just ran our stuff.”
With that simplicity, Heritage (5-1, 3-1 District 6-5A) dominated Irving 42-0 at Irving Schools Stadium.
Starring for Heritage was senior wide receiver Brett Bofinger, who collected 145 yards and three touchdowns on nine catches.
Thursday was Bofinger’s third game back from a broken collarbonesuffered in Heritage’s preseason.
At least two of those three touchdowns were due to the impressive passing touch of Heritage senior quarterback Griffin Pickler.
For the first touchdown against Irving (4-3, 2-2), Pickler sailed a pass just over the leap of an Irving defensive back and to a diving Bofinger from 5 yards out.
The second connection came in the third quarter on a 33-yard pass placed into Bofinger’s outstretched arms.
Pickler finished with 326 yards and four touchdowns on 23-for-32 passing.
On defense, Heritage safety Ryan Phillippe returned an interception 22 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter.
“I think this one definitely gave us confidence to go into our next two weeks with high morale,” Bofinger said.
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