Patriots hope to finish season on high note

Published 3:00 am Friday, October 30, 2015

It’s been challenging season for head coach Gene Allen and the Pike Liberal Arts Patriots and they would love nothing more than to end the season on a high note against Lee Scott today.

“We are not going to treat this game any different than how we treat anything else,” Allen said. “It would be great to end the season with a win. Lee Scott has a great football team and we would live to go in there and get a win to end the season.”

Last week, the Patriots still held a sliver of hope of making the post season heading into their match up with rival Fort Dale. The Patriots never got anything going and fell 21-0.

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This week they are playing for themselves and for the seniors who will strap on the pads one final time.

“It would be good to end the season on a win,” Allen said. “It would be great to send the seniors out on a positive note and at the same time let the freshman, sophomores and juniors get a good taste in their mouth heading into next year.”

The last game of the year brings the opportunity to change things up a bit and maybe add in a wrinkle or two.

“We have about eight or nine players not dressing because they are hurt,” Allen said. “We had to change some things, but it’s not for the fun of it. We have had to adapt to the type of players that we have. We are trying to keep everything as close to what we have been doing as possible.”

The Patriots hope to end the season on a high note and give the returning players something to remember going into the off-season.

Lee Scott comes into the game with an 8-1 record and should a provide a challenge for the visiting Patriots.

“They are a spread team and they run the football really well,” Allen said. “They do a decent job at throwing the ball.

They are not going to come and try to snap it every play.”

Kick off between the Patriots and Lee Scott is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Judd Scott Field in Auburn.