The West Elk High School Patriots return to the gridiron this Friday as they come back home after a tough loss last week against Cedar Vale Dexter. We talked with head coach of the Patriots Chris Haag on the Spartans of Cedar Vale Dexter as he was impressed with what they were able to do against his defense. He mentioned quite a few injuries the Patriots have had for a few weeks now having an affect but the Spartans are a tough team and just overpowered the Patriots last week. West elk will come back to their home turf this Friday to go up against the Flint Hills Mustangs who also currently wear a 1 and 5 record on the season. Coach Haag says this Mustangs team as with Cedar Vale Dexter is much bigger up front then them as the Mustangs like to run the ball straight up the middle. His guys are prepared for it and he is happy the way his young guys have stepped up each week as they have had to step in for more of the season then they expected. It’s almost been a month since the last Patriots victory as coach Haag says his guys are ready and hungry to get back to winning and if they can stay healthy and strong up front against the run game he’s confident they will. Game is at 7 PM at West Elk High School in Howard Kansas.