Written by Tim Towe
Be The Storm
“In Every Warrior’s Battle there’s going to come a time where your mind is going to tell you that you can’t weather the storm. Don’t just weather this. Change it and Be The Storm.”
That was Head Coach Chad Cheatham’s message to the team in the locker room and the Rebels put up 35 points up in the 3rd quarter. Which may or may not be a school record for most points in a quarter. The Rebels defeated Banks 49-13 to improve their record to 3-0 for the 1st time since 2005.
Banks County, won the toss and put together a nice opening drive. Banks had 1st and Goal, but Seth Reece came up with an Interception for the Rebels at the 3 yard line.
Banks County would get the ball back and strike 1st on a double pass to take a 6-0 lead with 5:34 left in the 1st. Seth Reece would continue his great 1st quarter and block the extra point.
6-0 Banks would be your score at the end of the first quarter. Micah O’Neal would come up with a Sack on 3rd down for Fannin. Fannin would turn the ball over on the punt. The next drive Cason Owensby, Jake Sands and Carson Collis would come up with big stops on defense and the Rebels would get the ball back on the 20.
Luke Holloway would connect with Jalen Ingram for 50 yards. Fannin would have 4 and 1 from the Banks 13. Holloway would run it in for a 13 yard touchdown. Jack Kantner extra point would be good. Fannin would lead 7-6 with 3:47 left in 2nd.
Cohutta Hyde would Intercept a pass and get the ball back for the Rebels. Holloway would find Jalen with Touchdown pass and Fannin would lead 14-6 with 2:59 left in the 2nd.
Andrew Waldrep and James Mercer would come up with sacks on the following final drive as Banks County was trying to score before halftime. Waldrep would come up with an Interception and the Rebels would take a 14-6 halftime lead.
The 3rd Quarter went down as one of the best 3rd quarters in Fannin History.
Fannin would receive the opening kickoff. Caleb Postell would have a nice 17 yard run on the drive. Caleb would punch it in from 9 yards out. Fannin would take a 21-6 lead with 10:00 to go in the 3rd.
Dalton Ross would be the 1st one in the backfield on the following drive for the Rebels as he was credited with the tackle on a bad snap. Jake Sands had a 22-yard pick 6 to make the score 28-6 with 9:09 left in the 3rd.
Next drive, Micah Oneal rushed into the backfield and tackled a Banks County Leopard for a 9 yard loss. Cohutta Hyde would have his 3rd Interception of the night and take it 75 yards to paydirt. Fannin would lead 35-6 with 6:35 left in the 3rd.
The Rebels defense would continue to dominate. Cason Owensby and Logan Long would have tackles on the following drive. McCay Turner would recover a fumble for another turnover for Fannin.
Luke Holloway would find Andre Bivens in the endzone for a 24-yard touchdown pass as the rebels would lead 42-6 with 5:51 left in the 3rd.
Just keep in mind we are still in the 3rd quarter.
Jack Katner’s Kick would sail through the endzone and Banks would start on their own 20. Micah O’neal, MCcay Turner, Logan Long, and James Mercer would get in on tackles as Banks would go 3 and out.
Caleb Postell would continue his good night on the ground with a 20-yard run. Seth Reece would punch it in for a 13-yard run and the Rebel would score their 35th and final point of the quarter to take a 49-6 lead with 2:58 left in the 3rd.
Tommy Ledford would add a sack led by a thunderous ovation to put the exclamation point on the win for Fannin.
Banks County would add a touchdown late to make it 49-13.
Fannin improves to 3-0 for the 1st time since 2005. The Rebels begin region play on Friday Night as they will host the Gordon Central Warriors led by Head Coach T.J. Hamilton and Running back/Linebacker Jordon Boone. Boone is the region’s leader in rushing yards per game with 133 yards and 4 Td’s. Boone plays well on defense also.
It will be Senior Night for Fannin this Friday. Make sure you come out and support the seniors and the Rebel Football Team.