Rebel Football Team Beats Patriots

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The Central Private Rebels used a stout defense to shut out the Baton Rouge Patriots on Friday night in Baker 26-0.  The win leaves the Rebels undefeated at 3-0 on the season.
      In a game where the Rebels used 2 quarterbacks who had no varsity experience and faced Division 1 prospect Stevie Douglas, the Central Private defense bent but it did not break.  Coach Mike Longmire said, “We made plays when we had to.”  Bobby Muse once again led the Rebel attack with 16 carries for 144 yards and 2 touchdowns.  His first TD came in the first quarter after a 6 play, 60 yard drive.  Muse scored from 26 yards out. 
The second Rebel drive of the night began after the defense forced the Patriots to punt after 3 plays.  The Rebels used 12 plays including a 15 yard Kerry Burns pass to Travis Richard to move the ball to the one yard line where Muse punched it in.  Burns connected with Richard again for the 2-pt conversion and CP had a 14-0 lead.
The Rebels would score again with 19-seconds remaining in the half.  The drive was set up by a Steven O’ Bryant 47 yard punt return that ended on the Patriot 2-yard line.  On third and goal Richard picked up a fumble and sped across the width of the field for the score.  A missed PAT left the score at 20-0 at the half.
Both teams were held scoreless in the 3rd quarter.  The Rebels put the finishing touch on the win with a 22-yard touchdown pass from sophomore Luke Fryoux to Lance Wicker.  Although playing in his first varsity game at quarterback, Fryoux sounded like a seasoned veteran when asked about the play.  Fryoux said, “I was focused and I saw it coming from the start.  The offensive line gave me the protection, and Lance made a great catch and run.”  Quarterbacks coach Dillon Smiley said the quarterbacks did a darn fine job in their first games.  They finished 8-16 for 101-yards and no interceptions.  Douglas was 22-51 for 200-yards for the Patriots but the Rebels were able to pick him off twice and keep him out of the end zone.
Seth Stevens was on the receiving end of 4 of those passes for CP for 52 yards.  He said that although he was a little nervous as it was his first action at wide receiver but once he caught his first pass he was able to settle down.
The big thing for the Rebels said Coach Longmire is that we are 3-0 but the competition gets tougher from here. Oak Forest comes to town on Friday night for a 7:00 pm kick off at Rebel Field.