Patriots blank Chargers, improve to 7-2

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The Patriots will improve their record to 7-2 after a dominating shutout over the Hallandale Chargers 37-0 Friday night.

The Patriots got the ball rolling early on the first drive of the game with a defensive touchdown. Sophomore safety James Williams read the quarterback’s eyes, jumped the route and ran it all the way back 25 yards to the end zone, putting the Pats up 7-0 only two minutes into the game.

After forcing a punt on the next possession, the Patriots offense found themselves deep into Charger territory. However, the drive stalled, bringing senior kicker Jimmy Lowery on for a 27-yard field goal.

Now up double digits, the Patriots defense forced a three-and-out, giving the ball right back to the offense. Again, the Pats settled for a Lowery field goal, extending the lead to 13 after an 38-yard try.

The next offensive drive for the Patriots ended on the Hallandale two-yard line, after not converting on fourth-and-goal. However, the Patriot defense made good on the long field, forcing a fumble. Senior outside linebacker Kamryn Giles scooped the ball and brought it back 25-yards for six. The Patriots ended the half up 23-0, after another 38-yard field goal from Lowery as time expired.

The second half was very slow with only two scores and little ball movement. Sophomore backup quarterback found senior receiver Douglas Emilien in the end zone to push the score to 30-0 in the third quarter. No scoring occurred again until midway through the fourth quarter on a 1-yard quarterback keeper from eighth grader Blake Murphy.

The Patriots have one more regular season game before playoffs against the Westwood Panthers on Friday, Nov 9.

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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