There were plenty of storylines off Grandin Road on Friday night as the two teams who once shared Victory Stadium renewed their rivalry. Patrick Henry looked to clinch a playoff berth for the first time since 2000, while William Fleming wanted nothing more than to earn a second straight win at the expense of its cross-town rival.
Head Coach Alan Fiddler and his Patriots were in good shape in this one, up 20-8 at the break, and making sure the Colonels don't score any more in the second half. Antwaun Harried broke through and got after Tyrell Adams for the sack, forcing Fleming to punt.
Then the Patriots covered some ground thanks to David Prince. He kept it himself this time, getting through the middle and is off down the left sideline for the 37-yard gain down to the 20.
But the very next play, the drive ended. Harried got the ball but coughed it up. Fleming's Khalil Bonds fell on it. The Colonels took over at the 16, but again, no points for them on the drive.
Prince back at it later in the third. He took off from midfield and picked up 38 yards, and was eventually brought down at the 12. He had to come out because of leg cramps and they get a field goal out of it a few plays later.
Patrick Henry went on to beat Fleming 26-8, punching their ticket into the playoffs for the first time in the Fiddler era.