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November 8, 2012

Patterson running away from competition

THOMASVILLE — Entering the season, Brookwood was in need of an offensive spark.

Taylor Patterson furnished the fire.

Despite physical ailments that have plagued the sophomore running back all season, Patterson has run for nearly 1,300 yards in leading the Warriors to the GISA Class AA playoffs.

“He’s played like a veteran,” said Brookwood coach Robert East, whose team will travel to John Milledge Academy tonight in the first round of the playoffs. “He’s gotten better week in, week out. He’s playing through a little bit of adversity. It seems like every time he turns around he’s got something physically holding him back. He had surgery on his shoulder last year. He’s had to play in a very heavy brace, which created problems when it was hot. It’s gotten a little bit better for him.

“Then he turned around and had the flu for one ballgame. I believe that was the Terrell ballgame. He played well despite having the flu. He’s been battling asthma the last couple of weeks. It speaks to his maturity that he’s still coming out and giving a consistent effort for you.”

Patterson galloped for a season-high 204 yards against Sherwood Christian last week, which propelled the Warriors into the playoffs. Patterson has exceeded expectations in his attempt to replace last year’s standout seniors Justin Johnson and Tyler Quinet.

“We felt like we were going to need him to step up and grow up. We didn’t imagine he would be able to amass the yardage that he has,” East said. “I certainly wouldn’t want to leave out the contributions of the offensive line in getting him there. Also, the fullback blocks for him. The other wingback blocks for him. The split end’s pitching in. The tight end’s pitching in. (Patterson’s) done a great job.”

For full details, see Friday's edition of the Times-Enterprise.

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