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McKENZIE (September 20) — McKenzie’s Rebels got off to a fast start to their homecoming contest against Halls and rolled to a 41-6 victory to even their record at 2-2 on the seasonIt …
McKENZIE (September 20) — McKenzie’s Rebels got off to a fast start to their homecoming contest against Halls and rolled to a 41-6 victory to even their record at 2-2 on the season
It didn’t take long for the Rebels to make their presence felt after Halls won the toss and elected to receive. McKenzie’s defense forced a three-and-out and then blocked the punt gaining possession at the Halls 24. Three plays later Logan Lyles scored on a 13-yard touchdown with 8:19 left in the first quarter. Levin Adrom’s extra point attempt was good for a 7-0 lead.
McKenzie wasted no time getting the ball back forcing a fumble on third down and recovering the ball at the Halls 21. Next play, Evan Jarrett lobbed a pass to Micah Austin for a 26-yard touchdown. Adrom’s PAT kick was good for a 14-0 lead with 7 minutes left in the first quarter.
Halls went three and out on their next possession and punted back to the Rebels. McKenzie launched a drive that resulted in their third score in as many possessions when Micah Austin ran it in from 12-yards out for a touchdown. Adrom connected on his third PAT with 3:39 left to play in the first quarter making it a 21-0 lead for the Rebels.
The two teams swapped possessions heading into the second quarter with McKenzie having to punt for the first time to end the first quarter. McKenzie’s defense still played stingy and forced another 3-and-out by the Tigers. The Rebels launched an eight-play drive that resulted in a one-yard touchdown by Micah Austin, his third score of the game, Adrom missed the extra point leaving the score 27-0 with 8 minutes left until halftime.
A lapse on defense gave Halls a chance to score on the ensuing possession when Marc Parr took a draw play 42 yards for a Tiger touchdown. Their PAT was no good as they cut into the Rebel lead 27-6. Halls got the ball right back two plays later when they intercepted an Evan Jarrett pass. The Rebel defense held and forced a punt. McKenzie had a touchdown called back on their next possession and then turned the ball over on downs but got it right back on a fumble recovery and ran the clock out on the first half of play.
McKenzie got the ball first to open the third quarter but gave it up on another interception. Halls drove into McKenzie territory but were unable to score any points and turned it back over to the Rebels after failing to convert a fourth down play.
The Rebels scored on a short four-play drive capped by an 11-yard touchdown by Logan Lyles, his second of the game. Adrom’s kick was good for a 34-6 lead midway through the third quarter.
Both teams swapped the ball for the remainder of the third quarter and into the fourth before Marquez Taylor got loose on a 62-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter for the final score of the contest. Adrom’s kick was good for a 41-6 lead which was the final score.
McKenzie hits the road this week to Dover to play Stewart County. Game time is 7 p.m.