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Rebels fall to Central Hayneville

The Zion Chapel Rebels (1-1) opened regional play with a 40-20 home loss against the Central Tigers (1-1).

Each team got off to a slow start, with Central taking a 6-0 lead into halftime. The Lions exploded in the third quarter, scoring 34 points to build a 40-0 lead.

In the final quarter, the Zion Chapel offense found a rhythm and put together its first scoring drive. Quarterback Andrew Senn capped off the drive with a 14-yard touchdown pass to running back Hunter Oswald.

Oswald finished the game with a team-leading 68 receiving yards and 67 rushing yards.

Senn put another touchdown on the board for the Rebels with an 11-yard touchdown run. Senn threw 13 for 32 with 140 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.

After the Rebels missed the extra point on both touchdowns, the score was 40-12.

The final touchdown was scored by Kane Haskins on a four-yard run. Zion Chapel’s two point conversion attempt was successful, bringing the score to 40-20.

In addition to his touchdown run, Haskins also had three sacks and a fumble recovery.

“I’m glad our kids didn’t quit,” Zion Chapel head coach Randy Bryant said. “They had a chance to quit but battled back. Hopefully we took a step forward tonight. We’ll work hard this week and try to improve Zion Chapel football.”

The Rebels will travel to New Brockton to take on the Gamecocks in regional play next week at 7:00 pm.