Quick notes: Patterson and Digital move on after upset scares

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Patterson and Digital Harbor both survived upsets last Thursday, A loss for either team would have have been devastating to their quests for a postseason run.

The Clippers edged Southwestern 8-7 in a low-scoring affair. After scoring 34 in a loss to Poly, Patterson has managed only 14 total points the last two weeks. Patterson faces Edmondson-Westside this Friday at 3 p.m.

Digital Harbor also avoided an upset against Mervo, winning a gritty 10-8 game. The Rams are fighting for one of the last spots in the Class 3A playoffs and needed to defeat the Mustangs.

The Rams face Douglass this Friday and again need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive. If Digital Harbor can get past Douglass, then that could set up a showdown with Edmondson-Westside for a postseason berth. Quarterback Dominic Barnes, who had a cast covering his broken tibia removed last week, could be back for the Edmondson game.

Barnes broke his leg in Week 3 against Poly. He provided an early-season spark that Digital Harbor’s offense has missed since his injury.

“The quarterback situation is hurting us,” said Digital Harbor coach Keith Rudolph. “Week to week, it’s a struggle. We’re trying to get different people in there.”

by Jason Butt

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