Zion Chapel routs Central-Hayneville, 50-12

Published 12:06 am Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Zion Chapel Rebels traveled to Lowndes County for the second time this season, and it is safe to they might want to head there more often.

Earlier this season Zion Chapel defeated Calhoun. Calhoun and Hayneville are separated by just 12 miles of Lowndes County back roads.

Zion beat the Central-Hayneville Lions 50-12 in a lopsided affair, but Rebel head coach Mike Waters was not overly happy with his team’s performance.

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“We still turned the ball over way too much,” said Waters. “We fumbled it four times in the red zone going in, and that just can’t happen.”

Early in the season the Rebel defense gave up points by the bunches, but the last few weeks Zion Chapel has put the clamps on opposing teams. Zion has given up 20, 14 and 12 points in the last three weeks.

“We are getting better,” said Waters. “We still aren’t tackling great, but it has improved over the past few weeks. One of their touchdowns was on a 75 yard fumble return, so the D really only gave up one score.”

The win moved the Rebels to 3-3, and 2-3 in region play. The win also kept the playoff hopes alive for Zion Chapel

“We got some big ones coming up in region play,” said Waters. “We got Brockton next week and they will be tough. Coach Striplin does a good job, and has them playing well.”

Zion hosts New Brockton next week on homecoming Friday in Jack before ending the season with three straight road games. The Rebels will travel to Luverne and Goshen to end region play, and end the year at rival Ariton.