Pace Tops Tate 42-41

October 21, 2017

The Pace Patriots defeated the Tate Aggies 42-41 Friday night in Pace.

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The  Patriots took an early 3-0 lead with a field goal to cap their first drive of the game.

Just 19 seconds later, Hunter Riggin was in on a 64-yard touchdown run to put the Aggies on top 7-3 with 8:01 to go in the first quarter.

Tate expanded their lead to 14-0 as a 45-yard drive ended with a Shemari Jones touchdown from a short 3 yards out with 10:32 remaining in the second. After a 77-yard touch down drive from the Patriots, Jones scored his second touchdown of the night on a second 3-yard run to expand Tate’s lead to 21-10 with 2:32 to go before the half.

The Patriots were going to close the gap before heading to the lockers; Pace scored on a 30-yard run with 1:26 in the half.  But Tate scored again with just 44 seconds in the half on a 43-yard pass to Jaderian Johnson. The Aggies were looking good with a 28-17 advantage at the half.

Tate struck early in the third with a 25-yard touchdown pass to Cameron Simmons. With 10:34 in the third, the Aggies lead Pace 35-17.

The Patriots added another touchdown but missed the extra point with 2:24 to go in the third, 35-29.

Pace took a 36-35 lead with 10:13 left, but the Aggies hit again on a Riggan run from the 10, Tate on top 41-.36.

With 5:22 in the game, Pace scored from the 9. A missed two point conversion and Pace was up 42-41.

The Tate Aggies will host their last home game of the season next Friday night against the Pine Forest Eagles.

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