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By Scott Burnstein
ROCHESTER >> And boom goes the dynamite.
Adams (7-2) trailed 14-7 at the half. Patritto’s 3-yard trot into the end zone midway through the third quarter deadlocked the game at 14–14. Farris found Patritto for a score from 12 yards out in the first quarter. “We were too inconsistent in the first half. We shored some things up at the break and went out and played smarter, more physical football,” the elder Patritto said.
Stoney Creek got both of its touchdowns in the contest Friday from senior running back Zach Denha, one of the more underrated playmakers in the OAA. Denha’s 11-yard rushing score in the closing moments of the first half provided the host Cougars a halftime advantage it couldn’t keep hold of.
Finishing the regular season 5-4, Stoney Creek will be hoping for an at-large bid into the playoffs. “Stoney Creek is battling, they’ve played tough, hard nosed football all year….they’ve put some scares into other pretty good teams this season and we saw why tonight,” Patritto said.
The Highlanders begin postseason play Friday evening at 7pm vs. Utica Eisenhower with the game location at Utica High’s Swinehart Field. Stoney Creek travels to Lake Orion to take on the 8-1 Dragons.