Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hermitage holds off PH, Patriots finish 5-5

A Hermitage kickoff return from Tristen Wright with :22 left in the first half stole the momentum away from the Patrick Henry Patriots Friday night in their Colonial District finale, giving the Panthers a 21-7 halftime lead on their way to a 41-28 victory.

The Panthers took the ball to start the second half and promptly marched 65 yards for another touchdown, and, with 2:43 to go in the third, Hermitage was firmly in command, 41-7. Playing against many second-stringers, the Patriots staged a comeback that climaxed with Brian Houchens intercepting a Dylan Jackson pass and returning it 85 yards for a touchdown to cut the lead to 41-28.

Brendon Riddick then returned to the field to lead the Panthers on a drive which ate up the remaining 4:02 of the clock, taking a knee inside the Patriot red zone to end the game.

Patrick Henry finishes 5-5 overall, but 4-3 in Colonial District, good for third place behind Hermitage and Deep Run. Both records are improvements over the disappointing 2009 season, where the Pats went 3-4 in the Colonial, 3-7 overall.

Certainly the highlight of the 2010 season will always be Coach Sam Hart's first victory at the helm, when the Patriots came back from a 24-0 deficit to win the Tomato Bowl at Lee-Davis, 25-24. Who knew as Jay Waller gleefully ran off the Mechanicsville field with the Tomato Bowl trophy that the loss would eventually cost PH's archrivals, the Confederates, a shot at the playoffs.

Now on to basketball and other winter sports at Patrick Henry! Good luck all teams and Go Patriots!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Season Finale Friday!

Patrick Henry looks to finish the 2010 season with a winning record. To do that, they must do what no one has yet to do this year, defeat the Hermitage Panthers. The Panthers are 9-0 and ranked #1 in the Central Region. Can the Patriots pull off the upset of 2010?

Find out Friday night at 6:30pm on WHAN (1430 AM) and online by clicking the UStream link above!

Friday, November 05, 2010

Senior Night at Patrick Henry

How time flies! The final home game of the 2010 football season is tonight as Patrick Henry battles JR Tucker, looking to keep their hopes for a winning season alive!

We'll begin coverage on WHAN (1430) tonight at 6:30pm with the pregame show, brought to you by Beverly Hylton, your local Ashland Allstate Agent! You can also listen LIVE ONLINE by clicking the UStream logo above!