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Rebels Earn Undefeated Season With Dresden Victory

McKenzie Middle School

Posted 10/13/20

McKENZIE (October 9) McKenzie Middle School Rebels earned a 6-0 season on Thursday with a 24-6 victory over the visiting Dresden Middle School Lions.

The night started with recognition of MMS …

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Rebels Earn Undefeated Season With Dresden Victory

McKenzie Middle School

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McKENZIE (October 9) McKenzie Middle School Rebels earned a 6-0 season on Thursday with a 24-6 victory over the visiting Dresden Middle School Lions.

The night started with recognition of MMS eighth players and cheerleaders. Each was announced in a pre-game ceremony.

They are: Cordell Orgain, son of Skyeva Luter, Will Blue, son of Jason and Nichole Sevick, Landyn Smith, son of Kendall Smith and Kristian Kornegay and grandson of Coach Larry Joe Smith and Tiffany Smith, Carson Hill, son of Kevin and Carol Hill, Landon Brown, son of Allen and Tonya Brown, Skyler Fornera, son of Gary and Donna Fornera, Colt Norden, son of Nick and Lisa Stewart, Tate Surber, son of Tommy and Meredith Surber, Ryan McCreary, son of J.C. And Tanisha McCreary, Martez Teague, son of Dominic Teague, Ethan Harwell, son of Jacob and Stacey Harwell, Craegen Travis, son of Brian and Jennifer Travis, Brooks Waugh, son of Joey and Holly Waugh and Steve and Micki Cunningham, KD Cunningham, son of Trell and Raven Cunningham, Trey Gilbert, son of Emily Dailey and Derek Palmer, Aden Heath, son of Ashley Heath and Joshua Bryant, Austin Luci, son of Sarch Luci and Bruce Ivy, Barry Swalley, son of Barry Swalley and Linda Swalley, Jacob Smith, son of James and Melissa Graham, Mason Epperson, son of Michael and Jodi Epperson, and Nathan Lease (film tech), son of Justin and Magen Lease.

Eighth grade cheerleaders are: Kortnee Brown, daughter of Justin and Kristi Brown, Reese Carroll, daughter of Paul and Ashley Carroll, Reese Gallimore, daughter of Kevin and Kim Gallimore, Emily McMullin, daughter of Bridget MuMullin and Ashton and Christy McMullin, Lydia Pate, daughter of Jeremy and Gina Pate, Taylor Rawls, daughter of Luke and Erica Rawls, Kristen Rimmer, daughter of Shane and Kelly Rimmer,, Laila Scott, daughter of Michael and Latisha Scott, Leslie Sullivan, daughter of Michelle Conquest, Abbi Sumrok, daughter of Daniel and Marquita Sumrok, and Janai Tabada, daughter of Laura Tabada.

In the final game of the season for the Rebels, it was Dresden that struck first. Dresden went three and out on their first possession but soon back in the driver's seat on an interception by Ty Bizzle. Four plays later, Tanner Oliver punched into the endzone on a two-yard run. The two-point attempt failed and Dresden led 6-0 with 2:05 remaining in the first quarter.

After the kick, the Rebels started quick with as Colt Norden went 60 yards for the touchdown. The two-point conversion was good and the Rebels led 8-6 with 1:36 remaining in the first quarter.

Skyler Fornera kicked to the Lions, who were three and out after a false start, incomplete pass, and a fumble recovery. A missed snap on fourth down left the kicker, Oliver, scrambling before Austin Luci made the tackle.

Starting deep in Dresden territory, the Rebels made one first down and lost possession on second down after a fumble.

Dresden earned one first down before the series ended on a punt to the Rebels.

McKenzie started at its own 31 yard line, made a first down on a run by Norden, and another on runs by Norden and Tate Surber. A pass to Landon Brown and runs by Norden were capped by a scoring rush by Surber. Norden added two points on a pass-rush and the score was 16-6 with 27 seconds remaining in the first half.

The second half started with an Oliver short kick to Austin Luci, who covered the ball at mid-field. Disaster struck the Rebels as the first play of the half was fumbled with Dresden taking possession. Dresden took control of the remainder of the third quarter, denying the Rebels another possession. The Lions earned two first downs before the series ended early in the fourth quarter when Luci tackled Oliver to end the possession at McKenzie's 25 yard line.

McKenzie had the last series and earned three first downs en route to paydirt. Ryan McCreary had three runs, a pass to Cameron Clark was good for 20 yards and another to Norden was good for 21 yards. The series ended after QB Surber handed off and Landon Brown hurled a pass to Surber who had dispatched down the visitors' sidelines for the pass reception and the touchdown. Surber then added the two-point conversion to make the score 24-6.

Fornera kicked to Dresden, who ended the game by taking a knee and allowing the clock to expire.

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