Chiefs spoil senior night defeating Patriots

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The Cardinal Gibbons Chiefs snapped an 11-game losing streak to the Patriots on Friday night with a 24-14 victory on the Patriots’ senior night. The Class 5A division rivals put up a close one, staying in theme after a triple-overtime one point difference in the last matchup.

The Chiefs took an early 7-0 lead after an opening drive 10-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Nik Scalzo to sophomore wide receiver Troy Stellato. The ensuing drive by the Patriots lasted only a play after a fumble on their own 17-yard line. The Chiefs took advantage of the short field with a rush up the gut from junior running back Tajae Davis to put the Chiefs up 14-0.

The Patriots wouldn’t find points until the last 33 seconds of the first quarter. Junior quarterback Edwin Rhodes found senior wideout Douglas Emilien for a 38-yard touchdown score to bring the Pats back into it now only down 14-7.

A 12-yard rushing touchdown from senior running back Lavelton WIlliams with a little over five minutes in the half, evened the score at 14 a piece.

The Chiefs took a 17-14 lead midway through the third on a 25-yard field goal from senior kicker Daton Montiel.

The Patriots found themselves inside the redzone with under a minute to play in the game, in position to win or force overtime. However, a tipped pass from Rhodes was picked off by senior safety Sidney Porter and returned 73 yards to the endzone, sealing the victory for the Chiefs.

Photos by Joanne Haner

As a third year staffer, senior Alex Becker acts as the Patriot Post’s sports editor, while also managing the athletic department’s twitter account. Alex also serves as the sports editor for the yearbook and the president of Future Business Leaders of America. Outside of journalism, Alex can be seen eating, watching Netflix and fixing his fantasy football roster.

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