Patriots fall short of state title game, lose to Dutch Fork 49-24


The bid for back to back state titles ended in Irmo Friday night for the Fort Dorchester Patriots.

Dutch Fork handed the Patriots a 49-24 loss.

The night started with some problems that were not anticipated. The Patriots were stuck in traffic for four hours and instead of taking a leisurely routine to prepare for the game, the team had to put on their gear and tape up under the bleachers shortly before the game.