Just five miles separates Metro Christian and Holland Hall as the rivals will meet again Friday night in the Game of the Week.
The Holland Hall Dutch lead the all-time series 14-6, but Metro Christian Patriots Head Coach Jared McCoy feels he has something special up his sleeve.
Friday marks the 21st meeting between rivals Metro Christian and Holland Hall. While the Dutch hold an advantage in the series, both schools have plenty of motivation.
“I’ve got teachers everyday asking me if we are ready, I got little kids saying they are going to be rooting for me and watching me on TV,” Patriots quarterback Colton Cook said. “Teachers are asking if we are ready and if we are practicing hard and all that."
Stopping Holland Hall’s Owen Ostroski is going to be a tall task. McCoy feels if he mismatches and plugs in different players, they will be able to contain him on Friday.
"He’s tough, we aren't going to get him every time,” McCoy said. “We have an experienced O-line, we depend on those guys to talk up front and communicate."
Metro Christian is led by first-year quarterback Cook, who has thrown for more than 400 yards in the first two games. Cook is hoping a quick strike offense will get the Patriots offense going early.
"I got a lot of faith in our offensive line I know they aren't scared, and I'm not scared,” Cook said. “I put my trust and my life in their hands."