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Rebels pick up first win of the season

It took eight weeks, but the Zion Chapel Rebels handed head coach Randy Bryant his first win on Friday night when they defeated Calhoun 22-0.

The win for the Rebels brings their record on the season 1-7 overall and 1-4 in region play.

Even with the win, Bryant believes his team still has a lot of improving to do.

“Overall I thought we played rather poorly,” Bryant said. “It’s great to come out with a 22-0 win. I’m pleased, but we are still better than we have shown. We got two games left and I hope we continue to improve. Hopefully we can win another here in the end.”

The Rebels got on the board first with a safety to put them up 2-0. John McCrory sacked the Calhoun quarterback in the end zone. Hunter Oswald scored the Rebels first touchdown of the night on a 9-yard touchdown run to put the Rebels up 9-0.

Strong running by Bhrett Flowers and Oswald led to the Rebels second touchdown of the night giving them a 15-0 lead with 3:20 left in the third. Austin Mitchell scored the final touchdown of the night on an eight-yard touchdown run and after a successful extra point the Rebels led 22-0 late in the fourth quarter.

The Rebels will be back in action next week when they head to Elba to take on the Tigers.

“Anytime you get a win it helps your confidence,” Bryant said. “It helps you feel better about all the work you put in. Its very important confidence wise to get a win.”