Last year's record: 8-3, lost in round one of the playoffs
Team strengths: Coach Fiddler says the Patriots' speed is as good as last year, size and strength have also really improved
Game to circle on the calendar: Sept. 6 at Salem, first meeting between the Patriots and Spartans since 1995
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Summary: The Patriots are coming off their best season in more than a decade, 8-3. They made the playoffs for the first time in 12 years in Head Coach Alan Fiddler's second season. Coach Fiddler says the Patriots will throw the ball more than in the past. The Patriots say defense is what will make or break the team this year. Patrick Henry opens Friday, August 30, at Hidden Valley.