No. 1 Oakland continued to dominate on both sides of the ball with a 56-7 region victory at home against Rockvale Friday night.
Oakland is 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the region, while Rockvale is 1-5 and 0-3.
Oakland showed its many weapons on offense, using two quarterbacks in Ian Schlacter and Victor Stephenson. Running back Antonio Patterson also had another big night.
Stephenson ran for a score and threw for one as well, and Patriot coach Kevin Creasy said you can put him just about anywhere on the field.
"I think we could put him on the offensive line and it would work," Creasy said. "He does what we ask him to do. I think the college offers will come for him. People are troubled by his size at 5-9, but him and (Ian) Schlacter do a good job rotating as quarterback."
Both teams started off fast. Rockvale had a big kick return on the opening kickoff and drove the ball inside the Patriots 20. Rockvale went for it and Oakland stopped the Rockets to take possession of the ball.
After an opening penalty put them behind the chains, Patterson raced 82 yards to put the Patriots ahead 7-0.
Rockvale's next possession ended in an interception to Alsenthony McGhee and it led to a score one snap later that gave the Patriots a 14-0 lead.
It was the first of two interceptions thrown in the half by Rockvale. The other one was a pick six by Xavier Patterson that made the score 28-0.
Stephenson ran the ball in from 15 yards out, making the halftime score 42-0.
Rockvale had a nice drive in the second half and scored on a short run by quarterback Logan Nowacki. In the fourth quarter, Oakland had the ball on the 22-yard line facing 4th and 15 to go.
Oakland went for it with backup quarterback Max Lowinski, who threw a touchdown pass was to Quincy Jackson in the left corner of the end zone.
"I am a lot happier this week than I was last week," Rockvale coach Rick Rice said. "We have to get back to work on Monday. We have a real chance in our last four ball games."
"We still have a lot to work on. We had a penalty on our first offensive play and we gave up a big return on the kickoff. We came out hot and Rockvale came out blazing as well," Creasy added.