SEPT. 7 -- The Mount Pisgah Patriots Varsity Football team lost to a strong Whitefield team Friday night, 42-7, in a lopsided contest that was the Patriots' first region game at the PAC this season.
The Patriots struggled with turnovers throughout the game, including a pick-six by Whitefield early in the 1st quarter to put the Wolfpack up 7-0. The teams played evenly for the rest of the 1st quarter, but the Whitefield offense came on strong in the 2nd, scoring four touchdowns against the Patriots before halftime to make the score 35-0.
Early in the 3rd quarter, senior defensive back Aaron McCoy intercepted a Whitefield pass and ran it back 35 yards before being brought down at the Whitefield 8, but a fumble on the next play left the Patriots scoreless. The Patriots' only touchdown of the night came when sophomore backup quarterback Coleman Smith completed a 30-yard pass to Greyson Stevens late in the 3rd quarter. Whitefield cruised to a 42-7 victory, their first win over the Patriots since 2012.
The Patriots are now 1-3 overall for the season and 1-1 in the region. The team has a bye this week before returning to region play versus King's Ridge at home on Friday, Sept. 21.
Photo Credit: Rob Saye