Patriots seek first region win

Published 3:00 am Friday, October 18, 2019

The Pike Liberal Arts Patriots hit the road to take on Monroe Academy on Friday evening.

The Patriots snapped a five-game losing streak two weeks ago with a win over Abbeville Christian. They followed that up with a loss last week to rival Fort Dale. The loss brings their overall record on the season to 2-6. They are 0-3 in region play.

The Patriots got back to work this week to take on a Monroe Academy team that is undefeated in region play and are 6-2 overall.

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

The Patriots hung tough with the Eagles last week before 13 unanswered second half points clinched the region win for Fort Dale.

Despite the loss, Allen saw growth from his team and was able to take away plenty of positives despite the outcome.

The Volunteers come into the game coming off a 35-28 win over region foe Macon-East last week. The Volunteers have won each of their last two games by no more than seven points. The defeated Patrician Academy 34-28 the week prior.

The Volunteers have defeated the Patriots every year since moving up to AAA in 2010. They handed the Patriots their only regular season loss last season when they knocked off Pike 28-0.

Following Friday night’s game, the Patriots will have just one more region game remaining, next week against Success Unlimited. They close out the season the following Friday at home against Lakeside.