Patriots play for first in region after seventh straight victory



JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Mount Pisgah Patriots set up a showdown with Mount Paran for a 6-A sub-region championship, rolling past Whitefield Academy 39-7 at home last Friday night, Oct. 18.

The Patriots (3-0, 7-0) play in Kennesaw Friday against the Eagles (3-0, 6-1), who are coming off a 52-21 victory last Friday over Fellowship Christian.

Aaron Winchester and Oz Dixon keyed the Mount Pisgah win over Whitefield (0-4, 2-5), which hung close for a half, trailing 14-7 before the Patriots pulled away.

Winchester completed 15 of 24 passes for 210 yards and three touchdowns, with Dixon on the receiving end of two of the scoring passes. Dixon also scored on a 5-yard run in the second half after a Mount Pisgah fumble recovery.

A 34-yard touchdown catch by Dixon started the second-half scoring for the Patriots, with Ian Ainsworth returning an interception 77 yards to make it 26-7.

The Patriots finished the game with 359 yards of offense to 144 for Whitefield.

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