Rebels defeat Calhoun

Published 3:00 am Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Zion Chapel Rebels found some much-needed offense on Friday night and picked up a win on the road, defeating Calhoun 56-22.

“When you’re trying to get off the ground and build a program, a win is awesome,” said Rebels head coach Bubba Nall. “This is our third win. In the last three years we have won four games combined. That to me is improvement, and that is what we want.”

For the Rebels (3-5, 2-3), the 56 points was a significant improve of the 10-point-per-game average.

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“The kids played hard and did well,” Nall said. “I was proud to see it all come together. It was a great feeling and a great night.”

Ashton Paquin rushed for 54 yards on nine carries and scored three touchdowns. Codi Drivas picked up 42 yards on four carries and scored two touchdowns.

Jacob Miller also hauled in an interception for a touchdown.

The Rebels held a 21-0 lead after the first 12:00 of play and carried a 42-0 lead into the locker room at halftime.

With the loss Calhoun drops to 0-8 overall and 0-4 in the region.

The Rebels host first-place Elba Tigers next Friday. Kickoff is 7 p.m.