Patterson and City College exchanged offensive blows for four quarters until the Clippers came out on top.
Patterson willed its way to a 32-25 victory, coming from behind after a slow start to the first quarter. The Black Knights scored two touchdowns in the first quarter to go up 12-0 on Patterson. But behind Patterson quarterback Craig Oliver’s four total touchdowns, the Clippers were able to storm back.
Oliver connected with running back/receiver Derwin Beasley for a 73-yard score. Oliver also threw a 57-yard pass to running back Fess Williams for a touchdown before the first half ended, putting the Clippers up 14-12.
City College scored twice and went up 25-14 in the third quarter. But Patterson answered again with a Beasley and Oliver rushing for touchdowns. Oliver, who injured his left arm in the game, added another passing touchdown to put the game away.
Up next for Patterson is Poly, which is in sole possession of first place of the Baltimore City Division I League.
BALTIMORE CITY DIVISION 1 FOOTBALL STANDINGS
Poly 4-0 (5-0 overall)
Dunbar 3-1 (4-1 overall)
Patterson 3-1 (4-1 overall)
Edmondson-Westside 3-1 (4-1 overall)
Digital Harbor 2-2 (3-2 overall)
Mervo 2-2 (3-2 overall)
City College 2-2 (2-2 overall)
Southwestern 1-3 (2-3 overall)
Douglass 0-4 (0-5 overall)
Carver 0-4 (0-5 overall)
by Jason Butt