The chase for Chase

Friday, October 17, 2003 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 9:45 p.m. CDT, Saturday, July 19, 2008

Last week was a big stepping-stone for the team. By coming out and playing a very well-rounded game against Hannibal and putting up some good numbers on offense and defense, we are starting to get the ball rolling. But we have a long way to go.

This week we have a tough opponent in Helias, who will be a very good test for our team at this point. We will have to come out with our A game to do the things we know we are capable of. Helias has been one of those teams in the past that either we just were not mentally prepared for or for some reason, they just had our number. The senior class has yet to beat Helias in a varsity football game dating back to junior high. And along with that, we are playing for a conference championship. With the solid week of practice we have had this week and the desire that everyone is showing to get better each week, we feel as though we are prepared for Saturday night.

As for me this past week, things have been pretty low key. After the exciting Missouri game on Saturday, there has not been too much going on. A call from Kansas State’s coaches (Mo) Latimore and (Del) Miller on Wednesday night, a call from Missouri’s coach (Andy) Hill and Tennessee’s coach (Randy) Sanders on Thursday night made up the rest of the week recruiting-wise. All that aside, the Helias game on Saturday should be a great football game. With the conference championship and a little revenge on the line, it couldn’t be a better weekend to play some football. God bless.

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

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