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.