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Rebels outlast Trojans

By Shane Gaut

The Selma Times-Journal

In a battle between two teams in need of a win, it was the Coosa Valley Academy Rebels who would come out on top as they defeated the Meadowview Christian Trojans 41-29 Friday night at Wasden Field.

The Rebels (1-6) captured their first win of the season against the Trojans (1-6).

“We’ve gone through a lot this year and had a bunch of adversity,” said Bobby Hughes, head coach of the Rebels. “Maybe this win will help us going into the next few weeks.  If we win the next two games, we’ll get to go to the playoffs.”

Meadowview head coach John Glasscock said he’s proud of the effort his team gave.

“They just had more speed, but our kids played real hard, hustled, scrapped and didn’t quit,” Glasscock said “I’m real proud of our guys.”

The Rebels marched 79 yards on their opening drive capped off by a 32-yard pitch and catch from Preston Parker to Steven Cryer for a touchdown making it a 7-0 game early in the first.

The Trojans were shut out in the first quarter, but would respond in the second when Rebel quarterback Cody Wood was picked off by the Trojans who then put together a scoring drive to tie the game at 7-7 with 8:44 left in the half.

The Rebels would respond in kind when Mason Donahoo scored on a 46-yard scamper to make it 14-7 with 3:03 in the second quarter.

The Trojans put together another long touchdown drive, marching 76-yards and adding a two-point conversion to take a 15-14 lead into the half.

The third quarter remained scoreless until the 5:02 mark when Cryer returned a Trojan punt 55 yards for a touchdown to make the score 21-15.

The Rebels would go on to score touchdowns on their next three possessions, running away with the game in the fourth quarter and capturing the first win of their season.
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