POWDERSVILLE — The 2014 season kicked off in high fashion for the high-flying Patriots of Powdersville High School as they opened the 2014 season with a 41-20 win over the visiting Mustangs of Palmetto.
First year starting quarterback Wesley Turner shrugged off the season opening jitters and led the Patriot offense on the ground and through the air, keeping the Mustang defense on its heels all night long and picking up his first career win as a starter.
Defensively the Patriots did allow 20 points with most coming after the Powdersville offense had built a strong lead in the game.
After the first quarter the game was still hotly contested, the Patriots holding a slim 7-0 lead but by halftime that lead was extended to 23-7. Powdersville locked away the victory in the third, posting 12 points and putting the lead out of reach headed into the fourth.
On Friday, the Patriots hit the road to face the Bulldogs of Berea and look to run the season record to 2-0. Berea is winless on the season, 0-1, following a shootout to open 2014 with Carolina Academy, coming from 21 points down to fall short 35-32.