Halloween proves no treat for Rebels

Published 12:21 am Friday, November 1, 2013

By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal

Halloween night football, Thursday, proved a

trick for the Lowndes Academy Rebels and a

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treat for the Morgan Academy Senators who “out

spooked” the Rebels 41-24 at Rebel Field in


The win improved the Senators to 3-7 while the

loss dropped the Rebels to a 3-7 final record.

Morgan Academy head football coach Bob Taylor said

his kids played well and played hard and wanted

to end to end the season well for which he was


He said, “We executed when we needed to and

didn’t get tired.”

Jamie Bearden and Harrison Watters were the go

to guys for the Senators Thursday night. “Those

two have been tremendous leaders all year

for us, the two seniors,” Taylor said. “I’m

glad to see them finish out strong for their

careers. They’ll be moving on to the All-Star

game later on this year, so I was really proud

of them.”
He also ha
d praise for sophomore quarterback

Harrison Adams, who he said has “a bright

future ahead of him.”

On the other side of the field, Lowndes Academy

head football coach Matt Marshall said, “I was

a little disappointed in the level of effort”

by his squad.

He said the Rebels knew the Senators would

throw the ball a lot. “It was a difficult game.

We’re disappointed. We thought we were a better

team than what we showed tonight. But give them

the credit they fought hard and made some good

plays on us.”

Marshall said the Rebels will hit the weight

room Monday and try to get ready for next


Morgan was 18 for 29 passing for 283 yards and

three touchdown and rushed 46 times for 189


Bearden had 25 carries for 97 yards and three

touchdowns, while Watters had nine receptions

for 92 yards and two touchdowns.

Adams handled all the passing. And Lauren

Rutherford handled all the extra point duties.

Rebels’ senior Garrett Headley had 40 rushes for

112 yards and two touchdowns, seven receptions

for 129 yards and one touchdown and a fumble

recovery for 15 yards and a touchdown.

Junior quarterback Cody Harrell was 8 of 17

passing for 104 yards and one touchdown.

Sophomore David Hussey led the Rebel defense

with 13 tackles and a fumble recovery.

Sophomore Owen Nall had 12 tackles, senior John

Blackmon had 10 tackles and senior Corey Lowe

had nine.

Senior Jake Wheeler also got into the act with

a fumble recovery.

The Rebels opened the game with Headley going

44 yards for a score at the 8:22 mark of the

first quarter.

The Senators answered when Bearden plunged in

from one yard out and Rutherford added the

point after to take a 7-6 first quarter lead

at the 6:33 mark.

The Senators led 27-12 at the half and 34-18

after three quarters.

Headley scored the final touchdown of the night

when he scooped up a Senator fumble and

returned it for a score to make it a 41-24