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High School Football

Rebels Fall To Stewart County

Posted 10/1/19

DOVER (September 27) — Several mistakes and turnovers marred an otherwise good effort by the McKenzie Rebels on the road at Stewart County as they fell 20-14.

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High School Football

Rebels Fall To Stewart County

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DOVER (September 27) — Several mistakes and turnovers marred an otherwise good effort by the McKenzie Rebels on the road at Stewart County as they fell 20-14.

Stewart County received the kickoff and got a big play on first down but McKenzie’s defense forced a punt. McKenzie’s first offensive effort was cut short by an interception. Stewart County struck quickly on a 33-yard touchdown by Willie Reynolds. Their extra point attempt was no good leaving the score 6-0 in favor of Stewart County.

McKenzie answered on the second play of their next possession when Micah Austin got loose for a 63 yard touchdown run. Lavin Adrom’s extra point kick was good giving McKenzie a 7-6 lead with 7:19 left in the first quarter.

Stewart County came right back with a six-play drive resulting in a four-yard touchdown by Reynolds with 4:20 left in the first quarter to retake the lead 12-7. Their two-point conversion attempt was no good.

Both teams swapped possessions to close the first quarter.

Stewart County had possession of the ball to open the second quarter and was forced to punt. McKenzie threw another interception in their own territory that gave Stewart County the ball in Rebel territory.

Three plays later Stewart County was in the endzone again this time on a 37-yard touchdown by Dalton Stamper. Their two-point conversion attempt was good for a 20-7 lead with 6:10 left in the second quarter.

McKenzie fumbled the ball away on their next possession but were able to stop Stewart County on a fourth down attempt shortly before the half.

The Rebels started the second half with the ball first and launched a nine-play drive that resulted in a 16-yard touchdown by Micah Austin. Adrom’s extra point was good to cut the Stewart County lead to 20-14 with 6:19 left in the third quarter.

Both teams swapped possessions to end the third quarter. Stewart County opened the final quarter with a three-and-out possession. McKenzie took over deep in their own territory and had to punt but got the ball right back on a Stewart County fumble.

McKenzie got into a fourth and one situation. Micah Austin was caught for a loss on the play and turned the ball over on downs to Stewart County.

With a little over two minutes to play in the game, McKenzie forced Stewart County to punt but fumbled the punt return back to Stewart County. They ran the clock out on the game sending the Rebels home with a loss.  McKenzie falls to 2-3 on the season and travels to Gibson County for a region contest this week.

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