Patterson High School’s Clippers varsity football team crushed St. Alban’s by a score of 41 to 9 at Patterson’s Homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 26. Although St. Alban’s scored first with a 2-point conversion in the first few minutes of the game, the Clippers dominated the field for the rest of the day, giving up only one touchdown, while scoring five of their own. St. Alban’s failed to score a single point in the second half.
Under the leadership of Coach Larry Mitchell, Patterson’s football team has been steadily transforming itself into a force to be reckoned with. Saturday’s game is proof. Running back Sherrod Hawkes led the team on offense, rushing 193 yards and scoring four touchdowns. Quarterback Kennard Pugh also scored a rushing touchdown while running back Maurice Green had completed carries for a gain of 109 yards. On defense, Linebacker Khalil Parker led Patterson in tackles with twelve tackles, one sack and one forced fumble. Juwan Dudley was responsible for five tackles and one interception.
The game was well attended with many Patterson students, staff members, parents and alumni in attendance. Prior to the game, dozens of Patterson alumni from several different generations organized a cookout and tailgating party. Those alumni who had played together under former Clippers Coach Roger Wren posed for a group photo during halftime. The Clippers will face two more home games this season, taking on Southwestern on Nov. 1 and Maritime Academy on Nov. 8.
by Mike Pesa
Special to the Baltimore Guide