The Chase for Chase

Friday, November 7, 2003 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 7:37 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 17, 2008

To start on a low note, this past week has been pretty tough. The loss to Hickman last Friday night gives us no chance to move on into the playoffs this year.

It was hard to deal with, but life goes on, and it is a whole new week. 

Being that Kickapoo is in the same situation that we are in at this point in the season, the football game (Thursday) is being played solely for pride and to end the year on a good note.

We know there are a lot of things that we can do as a team offensively and defensively and we have not been able to put it all together in the past two weeks. This week we want to come out and play as well as we have put ourselves in position to play. We have worked hard each week to get better but it is just unfortunate that we couldn’t make use of the abilities we possess as a team at the right time.

Moving on.

This week was a normal recruiting week for me. I spoke to coach (Brian) Schneider from UCLA on Monday, and coach (Gary) Pinkel from Missouri on Wednesday. When I was speaking with Coach Schneider, I mentioned changing my official visit to Nov. 15, and it is not official yet, but it is looking like I will be going out to California next weekend.

My official visits are coming up fast, and I am looking forward to getting them started. I really wish I could just make my decision now, but it is just a matter of making sure I make the right decision.

As for now, (Thursday) is a big night for our team pride and reassuring everyone that we do belong in this district. It will be, for the seniors, an emotional, memorable, and “leave it all on the field” kind of night.

And for the underclassmen, the game will be for pride and as for the years to come I wish them a continued successful high school football career.

It has been a great year and I will never forget all the good times we had as a team. I just hope we can end it on a positive note. God Bless.

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

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