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Hernandez led the defense with his talents and positive motivation. He led the team in tackles and was quick to the ball. "His lateral ability to shift and re-direct gives him a competitive edge," said Defensive Coordinator Coach Molina about Hernandez.
Patrick Hernandez had a great game against the Hanks Knights. Hernandez led the Highlander defense with 10 plus tackles. "He is one of those kids who loves the game and can sniff out the ball," said Defensive Coordinator Coach Molina late Friday night at The kingdom of Champions Stadium.
Patrick Hernandez had 8 total tackles and 3 huge sacks on the quarterback on Friday against the Indians. He finished the regular season leading the team in tackles and QB sacks. He racked up 123 total tackles with 97 solo tackles and 6 QB sacks. "Hernandez is a vital part of our defense, he can pursue, he has a great pass rush ability and he is always looking to jump in to assist in tackles," said Defensive Coordinator Coach Molina immediately after the game on Friday night at Savage Field.