Patriots come out on top in dogfight against Parklane


McComb, MS — Last Friday, the Patriots traveled down to McComb to take on the Parklane Pioneers for their last game of the regular season. Going into the game, the Patriots had a 9-1 record and were looking to defend their numbers against the 5-4 Pioneers. Parklane has always had a very strong offense, known for how tough it is to defend, and for their notoriously large offensive line. It showed in this game. Despite the team’s records, the matchup was a dogfight on both sides of the ball.

On the offensive side of the ball the Patriots were proficient with scoring and moving the ball up and down the field. Junior quarterback Jake Lange had himself a night, finishing with 18 receptions on 30 attempts for 249 yards and three touchdowns. Lange is currently up for Blitz16 Player of the Week for his performance. Running back Jerrion Ealy finished the night with 2 touchdowns, including a capitalizing touchdown reception in the 4th quarter that gave the Patriots a second wind.

Defensively, the Patriots competed strongly against the Pioneers massive offensive line, holding them to only 17 points. The points that the Pioneers scored were either on big plays, or forced field goals in the red zone. Late in the fourth quarter, senior safety Nick Sanford delivered for the Patriots’ defense with an interception to put the offense back on the field to close out the game.

The team has a first round playoff bye-week for being the #2 seed behind MRA. They will play the winner of the JA – PCS game taking place this Friday, November 2nd.