ZC struggles: ‘If it could go wrong, it did’

Published 10:55 pm Friday, October 10, 2014

Zion Chapel lost to the New Brockton Gamecocks Thursday night 52-0 in what head coach for the Rebels Bradley Bowers described as a slow night.

“We played slow at times,” Bowers said. “It was kind of one of those nights where if something could go wrong it went wrong. Everyone did a great job of keeping us in check while we were on offense. We made mistakes on both sides of the ball. We had an interception returne for a touchdown and we also had a blocked field goal that was returned for a touchdown.”

Despite having just one win for both the season and region, Bowers said the team had managed to remain positive in a time when the Rebels could easily hang their heads.

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“It will start Monday in the film room, and we’ll go back and show them the mistakes we made,” Bowers said. “If we follow our responsibility and don’t make the mistakes we made, we’ll be able to compete.”

While no team is perfect, Bowers said the Rebels would continue to work on the small mistakes the team is making during next week’s preparation and the remainder of the season.

The Rebels travel next to Luverne to face the aggressive Luverne Tigers..

“The first thing we have to do is we have to compete with them,” Bowers said. “Defensively, what we’ll have to work on is playing the space and making sure we have players in the right spot.”

Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. between the Rebels and the Tigers in Glenn Daniel Stadium.