The field at Wayne Academy last Friday night had water on both sides of the field, all the way to the hash marks, just 30 minutes before kickoff. But although the water settled back to the sidelines, it still did not stop the Wayne Academy Jaguars from drowning the Patriots 46-14 in the last regular scheduled game of the year.
A day late and a dollar short!
Had the Winston Patriots played the entire season the way they played Clinton Christian last Friday night at Patriot Field, they would go into the playoffs as the top seed. But instead, they are almost assured of a playoff spot-unless some drastically happens within the district.
When the cold front from the north entered Patriot Field last Friday night before halftime, not only did the air turn cold, but the Patriots went cold as they lost the important district game to Canton, 22-15. Both teams were battling back and forth with Winston holding an edge on the stats for the first half except for the score.
The Winston Patriots were going head to head with the powerful Simpson Cougars after one quarter of play last Friday night at Patriot Field until a very controversial fumble recovery by the Patriots changed the momentum of the game.
The Winston Patriots opened the game last Friday night in Pelahatchie against the East Rankin Patriots in an impressive wide open air attack to take an early 7-0 lead. But the home standing ER Patriots got over their shell shock and settled down to take a nail biting 21-20 overtime win.
As tradition would have it, when the Winston Patriots and the Leake Rebels square off on the gridiron, there are no hugs, kisses, and smiles. It's all hard hits and smack talk.
This was the case last Friday night at Patriot Field where the visiting Rebels defeated the Patriots in a non division game, 43-0.
Every Friday night, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday afternoon during football season, teams square off against each other on the high school, college, and professional levels.
We all read and hear about the backs, receivers, and kickers that score the points by either touchdowns or field goals.
In a game that started as a knock down drag out event, it ended in a one sided shooting as the visiting Leake Rebels easily defeated the Winston Patriots by a score of 43-8.