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Glenwood Gators get best of Rebels

The Lowndes Academy Rebels' Garrett Nall fields a kick off.

By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal

The run through for the 1A Lowndes Academy Rebels brought smiles to fans’ faces proclaiming “Choot ‘Em Rebels” as in the popular TV program “Swamp People.”

But the 54-0 loss at home in Hayneville at the hands of the 3A Glenwood Academy Gators, Friday night, was nothing to laugh at.

“They were tough, but we helped them a little bit,” said Rebels’ head football coach Art Sullivan, who was not laughing. “We didn’t get no effort out of our guys. We didn’t come to play… Our guys were intimidated by them.”

The Gators scored 20 points in the first quarter, 21 in the second quarter for a 41-0 lead at the half, 7 in the third and 6 in the fourth.

Deion Goshay drew first blood on a 65-yard run at the 11:47 mark of the first quarter. Xavier Bond scored on a 2-yard run with 9:40 left in the first, and Goshay scored again on a 7-yard run with 14-second left in the first period.

Bond scored on a 16-yard run, Goshay on a 56-yard interception return and Bond on a 2-yard run at the 9:45, 8:52 and 6:12 marks of the second quarter.

The Rebels slowed the Gators down holding them to a 1-yard TD run by Brandon Daley at the 8:27 mark of the third quarter and a 4-yard run by Dalton Drew at the 11:00 mark of the fourth.

Jake Wilson added six extra points for the Gators.

The Gators earned 20 first downs to nine for the Rebels, put up 373 yards rushing and 45 yards passing for 418 yards of total offense.

The Rebels rushed for 56 yards including 42 by Toby King, 13 by Garrett Headley and 1 by Hank McIntosh.

McIntosh was 12 of 21 passing for 73 yards for a total offensive production by the Rebels of 115 yards.

On the defensive side of things for the home team, Derek Pearson had eight solo tackles and one assist, Headley had seven solo tackles and one assist and King was credited with a sack.

Next up for the Rebels is South Montgomery on the road.