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Jason Patterson ready for football season at Orange Glen

In 2014, his first year at the helm as the head football coach of Orange Glen High, Jason Patterson led the Patriots to a solid 6-5 season and a CIF playoff berth.

Over the next three years the results weren’t quite as satisfying with the Pats finishing with 4-7, 4-7 and 1-9 losing records. But in 2018 something mighty special was in the offing because the Escondido public school off Bear Valley Parkway experienced a remarkable resurgence that culminated with 34-14 victory over Francis Parker that enabled the Pats to capture the San Diego Section Division V football title.  

This was their first CIF championship in 51 years when the Patriots defeated Chula Vista 16-7 at Escondido High School under former head coach Dick Disney.

Though it figures to be a tall order to duplicate their success of the previous season, coach Patterson is looking forward to giving it a go with some real talent on both sides of the ball.

Offensively, Jason’s running back son Cael Patterson figures to be the catalyst as he looks to build on a magnificent junior season in which he rushed for 2,453 and 29 touchdowns. And as far as the defense is concerned, returnees Julian Lesa , who led the team in tackles with 131, and Dylan Villalobos (93 stops) are expected to be the mainstays.  

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