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Sunday, December 4, 2016
NJSIAA Non-Public Group 3 final
FOOTBALL:Patti powers St. Joseph to a state title and a No. 1 ranking
|DePaul's Ronnie Hickman.
EAST RUTHERFORD - Nick Patti's day at MetLife Stadium could not have started any worse as his first pass was intercepted by DePaul's Ronnie Hickman and taken back for a touchdown. In years past, such a mistake would not have only meant seven points on the scoreboard against St. Joseph, but the collateral damage of a young quarterback with shaken confidence. "About a year ago, definitely two, (Nick) would have really struggled for the rest of the game (after that)," St. Joseph coach Augie Hoffman said. "But this kid has really matured. He's taken his game to the next level. He finished the season our best player." Said Patti: "Anytime you throw an interception, you look back on the play, you watch the play on the jumbo-tron five times and you're just looking to try and make up for it and make amends for it." Four touchdown passes later, Patti didn't just atone for the prior error, he helped power his St. Joseph team to a 26-17 victory over DePaul in the NJSIAA Non-Public, Group 3 final. MORE...
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