Red-hot Linden blanks Frisco City 28-0

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 14, 2005

LINDEN – Although the first half ended with a tied score of zero, the Patriots caught fire at the start of the second quarter and ended the game with a final score of 28-0.

Sean Richardson scored two minutes into the second quarter to add six points to the empty scoreboard and Maurice Tate followed the down with a successful two-point conversion.

After Richardson almost intercepted a passed intended for Frisco City’s number four, the Whippets turned the ball over to the Patriots and allowed Darnell Richardson to catch a touchdown pass with 6:50 left in the second quarter.

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Darnell still had enough energy after his down to add two more points on the conversion play, making the score 16-0.

After Frisco City continuously lost yardage on their following possession, Patriots’ Jamarlin LeDuff blocked the fourth-down punt and ran the ball into the end zone for another six points.

Unfortunately, this two-point conversion was unsuccessful and the score was 22-0.

Frisco City fans got excited when number one intercepted a Patriots pass with 2:40 left in the half, but their scoring attempts failed with Marcus Catlin leading the Patriots’ strong defensive line.

At the start of the third quarter Frisco City threw long passes in attempts to even the score, but the Patriots took full advantage of the Whippets’ mistakes when Catlin caught a touchdown pass with 7:05 left in the quarter.

With the score now 28-0, the two-point conversion was unsuccessful.

At the end of the game the Patriots walked away with a final score of 28-0, taking them to round three of the playoffs to face American Christian Academy.

“We played excellent although we got off to a slow start,” Coach Luther Davis said. “We know what ACA is going to do, so we don’t need to change anything. We’re just going to play the same way we did this second half.”

Although Davis said his team didn’t play as well as they did last week against Autaugaville, he said they had found a “more balanced attack.”

“We used to run the ball and not pass,” he said. “But now we are passing too and that’s the key to make our running game successful.”