Rebels’ comeback falls short at Jackson 28-20

Published 11:45 pm Friday, August 29, 2014

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By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal
The Lowndes Academy Rebels made a furious fourth quarter comeback for new head football coach Todd Bradford after falling behind 28-0 to Jackson on the road, Friday night. But five turnovers in the game and time proved too much to overcome as the Rebels fell in the season opener 28-20.
Cody Harrell had pass receptions of 24 yards, 25 yards and 19 yards for 68 yards the Rebels. And he put the first points on the board for the Rebels with a 19-yard touchdown pass reception in the fourth quarter.
Harrell also scored for the Rebels on a 2-yard touchdown run.
Brandon Reid scored the final touchdown for the Rebels on a 50-yard pass reception with Gray Johnson scoring the two point conversion.
Rebels’ quarterback Wade Howard was 6 for 14 with two touchdown passes for a total of 134 yards through the air.
The Rebels has 89 total yards rushing yards on 23 rushes.
Leading rushers for Lowndes Academy were Thomas Ward with eight rushes for 26 yards and Calvinar Thomas with three rushes for 25 yards.
Ward made six tackles for Lowndes Academy. Harrell had six tackles and two assists and Thomas had five tackles for the Rebels.
There were five Lowndes Academy turnovers in the game including three fumbles and two interceptions.
Bradford said the five turnover made it hard to win. However, he said of his team’s fourth quarter comeback, ”We were in better shape that they were (Jackson). We just had a bad first half with too many turnovers. But they (his Rebels) gutted it out at the end, and I was very proud of them for that.”
The Rebels will go on the road to Wilcox on Sept. 5.

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