Patrick Henry Downs William Fleming 17-0 In Noel C. Taylor Classic

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PH quarterback David Prince rolls out to pass as Fleming linemen #60 Mike Hicklin and #44 Jamal Holland pursue.

PH quarterback David Prince rolls out to pass as Fleming linemen #60 Mike Hicklin and #44 Jamal Holland pursue.

Patrick Henry staked itself to a 10-0 halftime lead and the Patriot defense made it stand up as PH battled to the 17-0 win over crosstown rival William Fleming last Friday night at Gainer Field.

PH got all the points it would need on a 29-yard Remington Crenshaw field goal early in the second quarter to open a 3-0 lead. Later in the quarter Patriot QB David Prince broke loose for a 70-yard touchdown run, one of his 21 keepers totaling 169 yards. Zach Cochran ran for 78 yards for PH. Malcolm Hardy led the Colonel rushing attack with 50 yards. Devin Richardson added 36 yards on the ground for William Fleming and pulled in 6 receptions for 41 yards.

It was the first win for PH (5-4) over Fleming (0-8) since 2006. Fleming hosts Halifax County Friday night (Oct. 29th); Patrick Henry has this week off before returning to action Nov. 5th when they hit the road to play the same Halifax Blue Comets.

By Bill Turner