What a difference a day makes for Patriots
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Senior “Big E” Ethan Schulte lays in two of his twelve points last Friday night in a loss to powerful Harrisburg.                                   — Planet photo by Beth Shelton
Senior “Big E” Ethan Schulte lays in two of his twelve points last Friday night in a loss to powerful Harrisburg. — Planet photo by Beth Shelton
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Normally when you see Patriot Coach Joe Hosman pull his starters early in the fourth quarter the scene that follows on the bench isn’t exactly a Norman Rockwell moment.

But Friday night with five and a half minutes left in the game, Hosman pulled his starters, not out of frustration in a game against the Harrisburg Bulldogs, but out of appreciation.

“They were tired and they deserved a rest,” Hosman explained. “We weren’t supposed to beat these guys, heck they’ve been blowing out everybody, and for a half we were within striking distance. They made it a four minute ball game…the first four minutes of the second half.”

And for those 240 odd seconds, Harrisburg showed why they are regarded as the best team in southern Illinois.

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