Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 3, 2005
home-field advantage against CC Chargers
By Griffin Pritchard
The Selma Times-Journal
The Lowndes Academy Rebels struggled early in the season. According to Art Sullivan, coach of the Rebels, they didn’t play Rebel football or come together. That was corrected halfway through the season.
The Rebs battled to earn the No. 2 slot in Class A East behind regional champions, Autauga Academy.
Against Hooper, the Rebs were set to cap the drive with the game-winning touchdown after having the ball on the one-foot line.
From there, the Rebs knocked off Lakeside, but fell to regional champ Autauga, thanks in large part to a fourth quarter surge.
The Rebels were able to get back on track and post wins thanks to different people on the team stepping to fill the vacant role of leader. This year’s leaders aren’t the same as last year’s more vocal ones.
This weekend when the playoffs start it will be a total team effort, against a familiar opponent. For the second straight year, the Rebels will face Cornerstone Christian.
The Rebels will have one thing that Cornerstone doesn’t have going into this weekend’s game &045; home-field advantage.
If the Rebels can advance into the second round then they will be on the road &045; more than likely against Southern Academy.
Kickoff for Friday’s game is set for 7:30 p.m., and will be played at Rebel Field in Hayneville.