Oil City School District leaders have been asked to consider renaming the high school football field in honor of “once in a lifetime” teacher and coach Duane “Pat” Patterson.

Bryan Schwab, a retired Oil City physical education teacher and 1981 OCHS graduate who became a great friend and colleague of Patterson over the years, is leading the effort to make the change.

Kara O’Neil, reporter for The Derrick and The News-Herald, can be reached at karaoneil.thederrick@gmail.com or (814) 677-8369.

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