The chase for Chase

Rock Bridge looks ahead to Hannibal
Friday, October 10, 2003 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 12:45 a.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

After coming off a fairly good win against Fulton last week, the sights are now set on a step up in competition, Hannibal. Against Fulton we were able to get some good things done on offense through the air and on the ground and had a fairly good showing by the defense.

This week, (Rock Bridge coach A.J.) Ofodile and the rest of the coaching staff made some corrections on both sides of the ball and added a few things to the offense. It seems as though each week a new threat makes himself known.

Last week, Demond Thorpe had a big game and gained the confidence he needs to be the receiver we know he can be. It is a lot of fun playing on an offense that has so many threats. Along with one of our best weeks of practice yet, everyone is excited to get a little revenge against Hannibal, considering the loss it dealt us last year.

As for me this week, it has been fairly busy. Last weekend I had the pleasure of going to the Iowa-Michigan game in Iowa City. It was a great game, and to make it even better, I had the pleasure of meeting (actor) Tom Arnold, (ex-coach) Hayden Fry and (last year’s quarterback) Brad Banks in the Iowa locker room after the game. During the week, I received calls from (coach Randy) Sanders of Tennessee, (coach Brian) Schneider of UCLA and (coach Mo) Latimore of Kansas State.

Other than that, I had a few recruiting network calls, but overall, this week hasn’t been too busy. That has been good considering we have a big homecoming football game against Hannibal tonight and that’s what we have been focused on all week. And again, as I’ll say every week, that is what it’s all about. God bless.

Chase Patton plays football at Rock Bridge High and is considered one of the nation’s top high school quarterbacks.

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