The Patriots won their preseason opener, traveling up to Levy County to take on Chiefland. The Patriots trailed 12-7 at the half but came on strong in the second, scoring 21."We had a big game on defense tonight, especially in the second half," Patriot coach Lane McLaughlin said.Stephen Walters led the Patriots in tackles, and Ryan Verscharen forced a fumble with six minutes remaining that Devon Conners scooped up and returned to the 10. Freshman quarterback Raymond Woodie punched it in from the 1 to put the Patriots up by eight. Woodie also threw two touchdown passes, one to Zac Watson-Parcels and one to Nazir Achecar on a 50-yard catch-and-run. Achecar also had a 35-yard touchdown run going tandem with freshman Caleb Tate.