The Patriots got one more tuneup before making a run to defend last season’s Class 5A state title.
Ohio State commit Torrance Gibson threw three touchdown passes, and Florida State commit Tarvarus McFadden also scored twice to lead American Heritage to a regular season-ending 35-13 homecoming victory against Lakeland Kathleen.
Gibson completed 10 of 17 passes for 176 yards.
His first touchdown was a 53-yard deep ball on the first play from scrimmage to McFadden, who later scored on a 65-yard punt return.
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The Patriots (7-3, 2-0 District 16-5A) will open postseason play at home against Immokalee.