Mount Pisgah Christian dealt the visiting Wolfpack a 39-7 loss en route to its first 7-0 start in school
“There wasn’t a doubt in my mind we could have won the football game with the way our kids play,” Whitefield coach Jimmy Fields said. “(Mount Pisgah) put themselves in position to win in the first half, however (it was) our lack of execution down the stretch toward the end of the third quarter.
“I wouldn’t trade my kids for any group of kids in the world. This is the greatest group of kids in the world who continue to just come back and fight week in and week out.”
Mount Pisgah added to its 14-7 halftime lead with a 34-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Winchester to Oz Dixon that would stretch the lead to 13.
Later in the third quarter the Wolfpack would put together their longest drive of the game — a 14-play drive that was extended when the Patriots failed to secure a punt a midfield.
But any momentum Whitefield Academy had vanished when Mount Pisgah’s Ian Ainsworth returned an interception for a touchdown.
On the ensuing possession, a Whitefield fumble on the first play of the drive set up the Patriots with the ball inside the the Wolfpack 30-yard line.
The Patriots would cash in once again with a 5-yard Dixon run putting them up 33-7 early in the fourth quarter.
Everett Pollard did most of the heavy lifting for the Wolfpack, carrying the ball 20 times for 73 yards and Whitefield’s only touchdown of the night early in the second quarter which capped off a 12-play, 65-yard drive.
In all, the Wolfpack tallied 144 total yards compared to the Patriots 359.