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Tokay, Patterson ready for battle

Senior quarterback Chase Howell escapes pressure under the watchful eye of Offensive Coordinator Todd Dillon Thursday during practice. (Mike Bush/News-Sentinel).

Michael Holst never met Rob Cozart in person until this week.

Today at the Grape Bowl, Holst’s Tokay High football team will get to know Cozart’s Patterson High squad for a few hours in the Week 0 opener. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. This is believed to be the first-ever meeting in the battle of the Tigers — Patterson’s mascot as well.

This contest serves as the final home opener for Tokay (4-6 last season) at the Grape Bowl. The school’s on-campus stadium has its artificial turf in place, but still needs to install home and visitor’s bleachers, press box and the synthetic all-weather track. According to Holst, there is a chance that the stadium could be ready in time for the Tigers’ final home game, which is Friday, Oct. 19 against defending Tri-City Athletic League champion.

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