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Patriots in Sylvania Sept. 5

Stepping up in class to face a former region rival in AAA Westside’s Patriots, the SCHS Gamecocks of Ron Duncan will be back in action Friday night at Kelly Memorial Stadium after an open date last week.  
Kickoff time is slated for 7:30.
Westside enters the contest at 0-1-1 and is coming off a tremendously tough come-from-ahead 24-24 tie with AAAAA Richmond Academy after a 41-0 loss on opening night to another AAAAA foe, Evans. Last Friday on their home field, The Battlefield, the Patriots had a seemingly safe 24-6 lead heading into the final stanza.
ARC scored early on in that fateful fourth quarter to pull within 24-12 and then returned a pair of Westside fumbles for defensive touchdowns to escape with a 24-24 tie. Twice ARC had receivers open in the end zone on two-point conversions and was unable to complete the pass.  
How does Ron Duncan think the disappointing ending will affect the Pats this week?
“I’m sure Westside will be hungry,” Duncan answered. “They fumbled three times in the fourth quarter and two of them were returned for TDs. They blocked a kick at the end to hold on to the tie and seemed really excited by that. I would imagine they will be up for us.”
Westside is coming off a season that was officially 3-8, but that included four forfeits for using an ineligible player. There was still a playoff contest that saw a 45-20 loss to Thomasville.
This season the Pats set a goal of not only making the state playoffs, as they have done the past two seasons, but of winning one, which they have not done since 2002. In fact, that 2002 win of 34-3 over Appling County represents the lone state playoff victory in the school’s history which dates back to 1970.
This year’s edition of Patriot stands a very good chance to heading to the state playoffs with only Washington County and Laney on the region slate for Region 3AAA.
The Patriots have an offense built around some really tough backs running the I-option (though new head coach Scott Tate calls it a hybrid Wing-T) of the 2012 Region 3AA champion Gamecocks.
According to Duncan, “They have most everybody back and some of them are three-year starters. Their No. 2 [senior Quinton Phillips] has hurt us the last two years at WR. He played some QB against ARC and looked good doing it.”  
Duncan continued his praise for the visitors coming tomorrow night.
“They have good size upfront and are very solid,” the SCHS coach said. “Their backs run hard and they have the same tight end [Mason Dodd] who killed us last year.”
In the 23-6 win over a totally lethargic Gamecock team last year, Westside held on to the ball for an amazing 33:02 of the 48-minute contest. The Red and White had 36 offensive snaps to the Blue and Silver’s 67 including three of four conversions on fourth down. Obviously, the Rooster defense must get the Patriots off the field this time around.
Defensively, Westside will probably employ a 50-front. Their first two games have come against spread teams so the SCHS coaching staff has not seen Westside line up against the Gamecocks style of offense.
“We think we will see a 50 with everybody in the box,” said Duncan. “We must do a better job of protecting the passer than we did a year ago. We will need to throw the ball well.”
SCHS leads the all time series that dates back to 1974 by a 6-5 margin despite last season’s horrid performance at The Battlefield in Augusta. Prior to that 23-6 debacle the Roosters had claimed five wins in a row dating back to the 1994 Region 2AA championship team for the locals. The last time the Patriots won at Kelly Memorial Stadium was a memorable 35-21 contest during which the lights went out. That contest was a prelude to a 33-28 Westside win later in the season in the first round of the region playoffs.