Classical Academy Caimans 14 Orange Glen Patriots 26

It’s homecoming time in the land of the Patriots as Orange Glen (2-1) hosts the Classical Academy Caimans (0-2). This game really hits home for both teams though seeing as how they share a home field.

Make it three in a row for the Orange Glen Patriots as they took down the Classical Academy Caimans 26 – 14 on Friday. The final score is a little misleading, this game was an all out battle until late in the night. It took big contributions on all sides of the ball for the Patriots to walk away with a win.

The first quarter was an absolute clinic on how on defense to stand your ground in the Red Zone. Twice the Caimans turned Orange Glen away on a fourth and goal. Orange Glen’s defense forced a pair of turnovers in the first half. Devin Diaz intercepted Caleb Moen and

The only points of the first half came when Orange Glen finally broke through with a 3 yard TD run by Richard Barry. After failing to convert the two-point conversion the Patriots took a meager 6 – 0 lead into halftime.

The big momentum shift came early in the quarter when Orange Glen stopped Classical Academy on a fake punt attempt to get the ball deep in Caimans territory. This set up a 4 yard TD run by Barry, who has established himself as the go to man in the Patriots backfield this season, on the ensuing possession.

The last 13 minuets of the game saw both offenses finally figure it out. Both Orange Glen and Classical Academy scored two Touchdowns to make for an electric end to an entertaining night of football. 


“It’s a nice little rivalry, but regardless of who we play we’re just excited to get out there and keep playing some good football,” said Orange Glen head coach Jason Patterson of the rivalry game.  

For Orange Glen the momentum has been building every week, with their best offensive performance of the season last week that included three rushing Touchdowns from Richard Barry. In front of what is expected to be a packed homecoming crowd look for the ground and pound attack of the Patriots to continue to develop its tempo and put up lots of points.

On the other side of the ball Patriots linebacker Michael Diaz has already shown that he can provide game changing moments with his pic-six against San Diego in Week 2.

For Classical Academy this is a chance to steal a ‘road’ victory against a non-league opponent. The Caimans offense has been sluggish in its first two outings this season but is far from being a pushover. Classical has also shown that they can also capitalize on big defensive moments; with a fumble recovery for a Touchdown in Week 2 against Crawford.

With how these two teams match-up it will hard to tell if the bigger fireworks will be at half time or on the field. 

Categories: 2014 PPR Archive, 2015 PPR Features, 2015 PPR Features Part 2, Week 4: September 18, 2015