Zion Chapel gets first home win in three years
Published 11:35 pm Friday, September 11, 2015
The Zion Chapels recorded their first home win since 2012 on Friday when they defeated Calhoun 35-18.
Coming into their first home game 0-2, the Rebels sent the home crowd home happy for the first time in three years.
“I am very proud that we won. I am not satisfied overall about how we played,” said head coach Bradley Bowers. “I told the guys I was thinking to myself that we will enjoy this win this weekend, but we are going to come back Monday and work on some things that we need to work on.”
Senior Chase Peoples led the way offensively for the Rebels. Peoples rushed for a total of 120 yards on 17 carries. Peoples also scored twice in the victory.
Cade Mobley also scored a couple of touchdowns in the game. The first touchdown came on a 24-yard scamper while the second was from one yard out.
On the defensive side of the ball the Rebels held Calhoun to just 18 points, doing a good job at keeping their speedy players at bay.
“They are so fast. We did a decent job at containing them. They have a couple of guys that will take your breath away when they touch the ball because they are so fast,” Bowers said. “We played some smaller guys and told them to keep contain and don’t get up field. It was a real unorthodox for us but it worked for us tonight, and it helped us get the win.”
The win gives the Rebels a feeling they haven’t felt in three years.
“When I was younger I took wins for granted. Now that I have gotten a little older and we have had the struggles that we have had, it’s a feeling that you enjoy and its something I don’t want to take for granted anymore,” Bowers said.
With the win the Rebels improve their record to 1-2 on the season and 1-1 in Class 2A region 3 play.
The Rebels will try to carry over their momentum into next Friday night when they hit the road to play Highland Home. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.