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Patriots look to continue their win streak

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Scott Butler
Ford Hawkins, defensive end, rushes Calera’s quarterback in their 43-21 victory.

The Homewood Patriot football team is taking the momentum of their 4 game win streak into Homecoming against Pelham.

After starting the year with a disappointing away loss to Lakeshore rivals, John Carroll, at John Carroll, a blowout defeat at Vestavia, and a close area loss at home to Helena, the Patriots are soaring.

The Patriots notched their first win in the calendar with a 43-21 win over area competitor Calera.

Following their first win, we posted our second straight 40 point game while taking down Benjamin-Russell away.

Then, in our second third straight away game, we took our third straight win in a 10-7 win over Pinson Valley.

Last week, to continue the winning streak, the Patriots took down Chilton County 34-13 at home to give the Patriots their first taste of victory at home.

Not only is it the homecoming game, but it is also an area game which is key for the Patriots to reach the playoffs. 

With an area record of 2-1, this game is very influential on how the rest of the year plays out. 

Backup quarterback and sophomore, Kaleb Carson, will be starting since starting quarterback Will Myers is out due to illness.

“It has been a dream of mine for a long time,” Carson said. “I’m nervous, but I know I’ll be ready and that the boys believe in me.”

Fellow sophomore, Ford Hawkins, defensive end, gave a nod to Carson and the team’s preparation.

“We’ve had a really good week of practice and I think we are ready,” Hawkins said.

Both players oozed confidence and preparedness as they spoke on the game.

“For us young guys, it goes back to middle school for us,” Hawkins said. “This has been something we’ve looked forward to since sixth grade.”

Both Hawkins and Carson told us that the Patriots are ready for this game and have been counting down the days all year.

“This has been one of the games marked on the calendar all year,” Hawkins said. “Last year, they had us at home for the region championship game and we took that personally. This year, we’re going to do everything we can to not let them come and spoil the game and homecoming.”

“To me, this game is a very exciting game that I’m ready to step up for,” Carson said. “I’ve been looking forward to getting to start a homecoming game since I started playing, so this is an amazing opportunity for me.”

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