The Oklahoma City Homeschool Patriots hosted Tulsa Noah last Friday for their final regular season game this season.
Coming into the game Tulsa Noah was ranked as one of the top teams in the state and they hoped to solidify that against the Patriots. But that would not happen as the Patriots continued their home-field dominance for the season winning the game 23-21. The Patriots ended the season undefeated on their home field.
As to be expected in any highschool rivalry game the home team came out hitting on all cylinders starting with a special teams score on the first kickoff of the game by Lael Eddens.
The Patriots defense was once again their strong suit and it forced multiple fourth down turnovers early in the game. The Patriots would add two more scores, one offensive and one defensive before the end of the first half. Going into halftime the score was 20-7.
In the second half, the game became much closer and scarier for the Patriots. Their offense would score only once off a field goal as Tulsa Noah moved the score closer and closer.
Tulsa pulled the game within two points after Blake Smith threw a pick six late in the game. But, as in character for the Patriots, their defense would end the game with two late picks. One of which would come from Joseph Hopper during the two point conversion Tulsa attempted to tie the game.
In total the Patriots had three fourth-quarter interceptions which proved to be just enough to hold off the final surge from Tulsa.
The Patriots are scheduled to compete in the National Homeschool Football Tournament November 16th and 18th in Panama City Beach, Florida. As of publication time, stadium locations and game times have not been determined.