Fannin County High School Rebels start the game strong as Treylyn Owensby ran for over an 80-yard gain to the Chestatee High School War Eagles 17-yard line. Luke Holloway connects with Will Mosley for the touchdown and the Rebels went for the extra point, but it was blocked. Rebels take the lead 6-0.
War Eagles take possession at the 29-yard line. Rebels defense started strong not allowing the War Eagles to cross the 50-yard line. Some incomplete passes and a few tackles later, the Rebels are back in possession.
Rebels offense takes over at their own 49-yard line. Rebels fans thought Holloways 49-yard sweep would result in a touchdown, but the yellow flag would bring back the attempt. In the next play, the War Eagles intercept Holloways attempt to connect with Jalen Ingram.
War Eagles capitalize on the turnover with a touchdown and a successful 2-point conversion. The War Eagles take the lead 8-6 with under 5 minutes left in the 1st quarter.
Rebels erased the War Eagles touchdown with a 26-yard gain between Holloway and Chandler Kendall and another 27-yards from Owensby. The Rebels light up the scoreboard with a touchdown and Matthew Postell with the 2-point conversion, taking back the lead 14-8 at the end of the first quarter.
The War Eagles attempt a comeback at the start of the second quarter as their quarterback keeps the ball for a 30-yard gain before being tackled by Jackson Weeks at the 3-yard line. On the next play, the Rebels pick up the fumble on their own 10-yard line.
Rebels capitalize on the turnover as Holloway and Kendall make an 88-yard connection for the touchdown and Sosebee gets the extra point. Rebels find themselves up 21-8 with a near 10 minutes left in the 2nd quarter.
War Eagles make a long pass into Rebel territory at the 43-yard line. The War Eagles keep pushing for the end zone and get to the 23-yard line before they fumble the ball for a loss of 20 yards and find themselves 3rd down and 23 at Rebels 43-yard line. The War Eagles keeping pushing to the end zone despite their loss and get back to Rebels 23-yard line. A flag against the War Eagles puts them at the 34-yard line. In the next play, Postell intercepts the ball putting the Rebels back in possession in Rebel territory.
Rebels offense gets the wheels turning with Owensby’s 31-yards, Mosley’s 18-yards, Andre Bivins’ 17-yards, and Holloway’s 10-yards for a total of 76 yards. With less than 2 minutes in the first half, Owensby makes the touchdown and the 2-point conversion, continuing the Rebels lead 29-8.
War Eagles continues to answer with a touchdown and a successful 2-points now making the score 29-16. Rebels take possession but Holloway’s attempt to connect with Kendall was intercepted.
War Eagles quarterback gains 13 yards before being tackled by Weeks. In the next play, War Eagles quarterback breaks away from the herd and runs into Rebels endzone only to be called back due to a flag on the play. That brings a close to the first half with the Rebels in the lead 29-16.
The Rebels kicked off to start the second half. The War Eagles successfully cross the 50 into Rebels territory and find themselves at Rebels 32-yard line. The War Eagles quarterback gains 27-yards before being tackled. War Eagles find themselves on the Rebels 4-yard line. On the next play, they score a touchdown and go for the extra point lighting up the scoreboard 29-23.
Rebels respond to War Eagles touchdown with the Rebels moving up the field with vigor, Owensby with 30-yards, Mosley with 6-yards, and a successful connection between Holloway and Ingram. With a long pass from Holloway, Mosley scored for a 28-yard touchdown. The Rebels were unsuccessful on the 2-point conversion attempt. The Rebels are up 35-23.
Rebels defense continues to struggle to contain War Eagles quarterback as he scores another touchdown. With the extra point good, Rebels now only find themselves up 35-30.
With 1:43 left in the 3rd quarter, Rebels found themselves once again in War Eagle territory. Owensby rushed for another 10-yards putting the Rebels deep in War Eagles territory. The Rebels would erase those yards with a delay of game and an incomplete pass ends the 3rd quarter with a score of 35-30.
At the start of 4th quarter, War Eagles have the ball at their own 21-yard line. War Eagles completed a long pass to put them deep in Rebels territory. The War Eagles capitalize and score a touchdown on the very next play. A successful 2-point conversion puts the War Eagles 38-35 with 10:38 left in the game.
Rebels respond as Owensby gains at least 20-yards from the kickoff return. After some carries from Owensby and Mosley, the Rebels find themselves at War Eagles 34-yard line. Owensby would find the end zone for a touchdown. Along with the extra point, Rebels score 42-38.
Unfortunately, there was a pivotal moment in the game where Micah O’Neal was injured and taken off the field. TeamFYNSports followed up with Coach Cheatham, has been told that O’Neal is doing okay, and the doctors didn’t find anything.
With only 2 minutes left in the game, the Rebels try to keep the War Eagles from scoring, but the War Eagles gained a near 50-yards and get the touchdown and the extra point lighting up the scoreboard and defeating the Rebels 45-42.
This was such a close game and the Rebels played their hearts out. It seems like whoever had the ball last with more than 10 seconds on the board would be the team that won the game, this time it was the War Eagles. We can’t wait to see what the Rebels bring to Friday nights conference game against Cherokee Bluff High School. The Rebels will be playing at home at 7:30pm on September 28th. See you there, Rebels!
FetchYourNews Sports Reporter’s Player of the Week goes to Junior #32 Treylyn Owensby! Owensby had a magnificent game Friday night against the Chestatee War Eagles. Owensby played great defense and offense against the War Eagles. Offensively, Owensby gained give or take 200-yards (official stats not available at time of article). Owensby has brought an aggressive component to Rebels offense each game since the season began. Defensively, Owensby played well as he made several tackles and had assisted tackles throughout the game. Fetch Your News can’t wait to see what else Owensby brings to the rest of the season! Way to go, Owensby!
After the coin toss, Fannin County High School Rebels received the kick off. The Union County Panthers defense shut the Fannin Rebels offense down immediately and seemed to set the tone for the rest of the game. Rebels didn’t cross the 50-yard line into Panther territory before having to give possession back to the Panthers.
In the Panthers first possession, they made quick work of crossing the 50-yard line into Rebel territory. The Panthers were able to move the ball for a new first down. It didn’t take long for the Panthers to be up 14-0 over the Rebels in the first quarter.
Panthers defense was determined to hold their lead by not allowing the Rebels offense into Panther territory. No matter what moves the Rebels made, the Panthers defense was there to shut it down.
With only seconds remaining in the first half, the Rebels had possession deep in Panther territory. The Rebels had the Panthers end zone in sight. #12 Luke Holloway’s pass was intercepted and ran all the way back for a Panther touchdown, smashing whatever hopes the Rebels had of getting a touchdown.
At the end of the first half, the Panthers had found themselves in the Rebels paint, lighting up the scoreboard and leaving Rebels in the dust 35-0. The Rebels may have felt a little stunned by Panthers fast-paced offense and shut-down defense.
The Panthers opened on offense in the second half, nothing had changed as Panthers lit up the scoreboard when a Panther ran downfield into Rebels end zone as they lit up the scoreboard once again. Panther’s increased their lead 42-0.
Unfortunately, Rebels #47 Tate Heaton, was ejected from the game due to a personal foul for what seemed to be shoving a Panther’s player after the touchdown. According to GHSA rules, a player ejected from a game is not allowed to play the following game. So, it’s possible that Heaton will not be playing in Fridays game against Chestatee High School.
With a 42-0 lead in the third quarter, this gave Coach Allison a perfect opportunity to rotate players in the game. After the Panthers made substitutions, the Rebels offense was able to move the ball into Panther territory.
With each possession, the Rebels seemed to get closer to Panthers end zone. It was in the last few seconds of the 3rd quarter, that the Rebels set themselves up for a potential touchdown. The Rebels ended the 3rd quarter on Panthers 1-yard line.
The first play of the 4th quarter, the Rebels finally found the Panthers end zone and on the scoreboard with the extra point, changing the score 42-7. The Panthers answered the Rebels with a touchdown and the extra point making it 49-7.
A Rebel highlight, late in the game, Rebels #15, Chandler Kendall, got an interception and about a 15-yard gain, which gave the Rebels the ball. In the last 4 minutes of the game, both Panthers and Rebels opted to run a ground game. The game ended with the Panthers winning 49-7 on their home turf.
The Fannin Rebels will pick up next weeks game at 7:30 at home against Chestatee High School. Come out to support our Rebels as they play their 4th game of the season. Let’s go Rebels!
Fannin Rebels TeamFYNSports sports writer’s player of the week, Junior #35 Will Mosley. Mosley played strong defensively and offensively against the Union Panthers. Mosley made several tackles along with rushing for the Rebels’ only touchdown in the game. Thus far in the season, it’s reported on MaxPreps that Mosley has had a total of 25 tackles and 44 yards rushing. TeamFYNSports looks forward to seeing what all Mosley brings to the table this season. Way to go, Mosley!
After the coin toss, Rebels got the kick-off first and capitalized early with quarterback Luke Holloway connecting with Chandler Kendall, Jalen Ingram, and Will Mosley. The Rebels were able to drive for a touchdown, Sara Sosebee’s extra point attempt was blocked, and Rebels took the lead with 6-0 and 8:26 left in the first quarter.
Unfortunately, the Rebels took a loss on the defensive side as Mason Rhodes was injured during a play and was out for the rest of the game. After a good defensive stand from the Rebels, the Ramblers were able to find holes and put two touchdowns on the scoreboard taking a lead of 14-6 in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, the Rebels struggled to get the offense going. One reason may be that multiple flags were thrown for things like illegal shifting, holding and incomplete passes. Nonetheless, Holloway and quarterback Tyler Norton tried to get the ball moving and the Rebels picked up a couple downs.
Rebels defense got into the heads of the Ramblers offense as there were a couple flags called for ‘delay of game’ and ‘false starts’ on the Ramblers. The Ramblers only moved a couple yards before being blocked by Rebels defensive line.
Moving back into offense, the Rebels got a little restless and made some careless errors like false starts, incomplete passes, and struggled overall to move down field. However, the Rebels did make it deep into Ramblers red zone and turned over the ball at the 8-yard line.
Fortunately, the Ramblers faced some of the same issues as the Rebels and was called for illegal shifting and had some incomplete passes which caused a scoreless second quarter.
Coming out of half-time, the Ramblers capitalized on a touchdown with an extra point, leading 21-6. Rebels answered the Ramblers touchdown as they moved the ball down field getting a touchdown as Holloway hit Evan Taylor in the Ramblers endzone. The Rebels went for 2 points but failed to convert.
In the very next possession, Ramblers answered the Rebels touchdown with a touchdown pass from their own 43-yard line with the extra point. Ramblers would then have 28-12 lead.
The Rebels offense were not able to get across midfield and into Rambler territory and the ball was recovered by the Ramblers.
In the next possession, Ramblers looked as though there going to capitalize on another touchdown but a block in the back would negate the touchdown. Ramblers take lead of the 3rd quarter 28-12.
Ramblers would start the 4th quarter deep in the Rebels red zone. An aggressive Jackson Weeks and Micah O’Neal with the tackle at the 5-yard line, 3rd and 5 in Rebel territory. Rebels would drop the Ramblers quarterback for a 4th and 9. Ramblers attempted to go for a field goal but missed and the ball was recovered by the Rebels.
Deep in the fourth quarter, Rebels offense was determined not to give up. An amazing pass play from Holloway to Mosley to Andrew Jones laid out the turning point in the game. Holloway hit Mosley, the ball tipped off Mosley’s fingers and Jones caught the ball for the touchdown. The Rebels went for the 2 points, Holloway to Treylyn Owensby, Rebels lit up the scoreboard with 20 to Ramblers 28.
The Rebels touchdown seemed to inspire fire in their defense as the Rebels held the Ramblers offense and didn’t let them cross the 50-yard line until the last two minutes of the game. Even still, the Ramblers didn’t get the touchdown they wanted because the Rebels defense ended the game at the 36-yard line in Rebels territory.
The Rebels end their first home game with a loss but not for lack of effort. Rebels defense stood strong and did their best to maintain balance and keep the Ramblers on their side on the 50 and away from Rebels endzone. The Rebels pushed through and put their best foot forward to keep the loss minimal.
The Rebels will NOT be playing this Friday as it is a holiday weekend. The Rebels will resume game day, Friday, September 7th at 7:30pm at Union County High School! Let’s go Rebels!
Fannin Sports Reporter’s Player of the Week is Junior Tight End, #26, Jackson Weeks! Weeks was selected for playing hard and bringing his crush ‘em attitude in Friday nights game against the Lafayette Ramblers. Weeks had a total of 12 tackles: 8 tackles, 4 Assists and 3 Tackles for Loss and 2 Pressures. Weeks, along with Fannin Defense, held tight to the Lafayette Ramblers and did their best to keep the Ramblers from scoring. Even though the Ramblers brought home the W, they had to really fight the Rebels defense to get there and without a doubt returned home with some bruises. Way to go Weeks!
Way to go Rebels Defense! Get some rest over the holiday weekend! Fetch Your News looks forward to your next game against Union!
At TeamFYNSports, we try to spread the love around when selecting out Sportswriter Player of the Week. On rare occasion, however, one athlete stands out so well we simply can’t help but give it to him more than once. Fannin Rebels inside linebacker Mason Rhodes, who racked up 17 tackles and a sack against Andrews, NC to earn POTW honors, went even further this past Friday night at North Hall. Rhodes was the most aggressive player on the defensive side of the football, recording 18 tackles and 2 sacks on the road against an even better opponent in the Trojans. Leading by example, his hustle sparked the defense on several different plays. Congratulations Rhodes and good luck this week against G.A.C. We look forward to your performance.
Two weeks ago, the Union County Panthers were undefeated and hosted Greater Atlanta Christian with hopes of establishing themselves as the team-to-beat in the region. Four quarters and a few rolls of athletic tape later, it was the Spartans of GAC who emerged victorious with a 47-7 final score.
The Spartans returned to the mountain area for the second straight week, this time to face the Fannin County Rebels. Although the Rebels would not win the game on the scoreboard, they managed to garner national attention by doing something even more impressive than a hail mary touchdown pass or a long, game-winning field goal.
The Rebels took the field carrying 40 American Flags, waving them in front of a packed stadium where there wasn’t a single person in his or her seat. The energy inside the stadium was so electrifying you could feel the hair standing up on the back of your neck and they only thing louder than the cheers from the proud spectators was your own heartbeat, racing to the beat of the Fannin County High School band’s percussion. Photos and video of the event soon went viral, and rather than talk about how the game ended; everyone has been talking about how it began.
The excitement dissipated shortly after kickoff, as GAC put up 28 unanswered points in the first quarter and another 20 before the half. With a 48-0 score going into the locker room, the Spartans had pretty much shown everyone why they’re considered the best high school football team in the state.
Refusing to quit, however, Fannin came back out onto the field and played as hard as they had the entire game, eventually finding paydirt near the end of the 3rd quarter. GAC scored a touchdown as well, but with a running clock the game came to an end and attention could once again return to the display of unity by the Rebels when they first took the field.
****Offensive stats were not available at the time of publishing.
Defensive stats for the Rebels:
- Mason Rhodes 7 tk 3ast
- Bailey White 5 tk 1PBU (TeamFYNSports Player of the Week)
- Brett Galloway 2 tk
- Cole Earls 2 Tkls 1 TFL
- Jackson Weeks 2 Tk
- Ethan Smith 2 tk
- Will Mosley 2 TK 4ast
- Jonah Henry 4 tk 1ast
- Keenen Putnan 2tk 1TFL
- Clay Holloway 4tk 3 tfl
The Rebels enjoy a bye week this week while the Spartans host East Hall in what should be the best match-up in the region. East Hall is coming off a 62-42 win over Union County last week.
Fannin returns to the road next week as they travel with intent to upset Dawson County, who hosts Union this week. The Tigers defeated North Hall last week by a score of 30-7.
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