After a two week break, the Fannin County Rebels are ready to get back to work.
“They came back in and seemed to be real fresh and excited, and we had a lot of good energy,” said Head Coach Chad Cheatham about their first practice back.
Although the Rebels graduated eleven seniors off the team from last year, the team is taking it in stride.
Cheatham mentioned the strengths of the freshmen and sophomores who played last year, and then went a little bit into recruiting for this year.
“We picked up several good kids, kids that left the program even in the spring when I first got here are starting to come back in,” said Cheatham.
Rebels fans know that Cheatham led the team to the playoffs last year for the first time in several years, so BKP asked Cheatham if the team had set a standard for this year.
“Absolutely,” replied Cheatham. “I think that not only just making the playoffs, but advancing now to the playoffs…I don’t think that these guys want to accept, or will accept, anything less than that.”
The full interview can be viewed below, only on FYN TV!
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!
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!
BKP sits down every Wednesday night with Fannin Rebel’s head Coach Cheatham to discuss the previous weeks game and look forward to the next game.
10/31/2018 – Senior Night
Fannin County Senior Jack Gobble took center stage on Tuesday as he signed his National Letter of Intent to further his education and baseball career at Cleveland State Community College located in Cleveland TN. The Cougars are coached by Mike Policastro and have a 2018 record of 36-17 overall. The most recognized teams that the Cougars face are Bryan College, Piedmont College and Jackson State Community College. Policastro and the Cougars have an impressive 20-7 home record and really liked what they have seen in Gobble.
Gobble, the senior catcher for Fannin Co. has been raised a Rebel starting at 5 years old when he first took the field as a tee-baller and has remained a Rebel through his high school career. Jack spent several years on the travel baseball circuit playing for teams as Team Elite, East Cobb Blacknights and Barrett Baseball. In 2012, Coach Scott Pischota (former Major League player) took Gobble and his team to experience the atmosphere of Cooperstown Dreams Park in Cooperstown New York. Jack Gobble and his teammates were all inducted into the American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame that was founded by Coach Lou Presutti.
The stats for Gobble are proof that as he has continued to play that he deserves the opportunity to continue his career at the next level. Gobble made is debut as a starter on Varsity for the Rebels in his Sophomore year and put up a .211 batting avg., a .263 slugging percentage and over his Junior and Senior years those numbers improved. In his Junior season, Gobble had a batting avg. of .276 with a slugging percentage of .345. As the catcher gobble had a .971 fielding percentage. His Senior year he came out shining with a .341 batting avg. Gobble had 11 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs and brought in 22 RBI’s. Behind the dish, he had a .980 fielding percentage and threw out 50%(15 of 30) of the runners that attempted to steal the next base.
In 2017, Gobble was chosen as the Defensive Player of the Year and chosen as 2nd Team All-Region. Coach Ayers has nominated Gobble for the 2018 All-Region and 2018 All-State teams that are chosen by High School coaches across Georgia. Coach Ayers also stated that if Jack plays his cards right, we could very well be watching Gobble play for a major D-1 program in the future. An interesting fact on Gobble that will probably surprise a few people is that Gobble has played the Violin for 10 years and really enjoys picking it up and having a little fun with the bow.
Jack’s parents Mike and Althea Gobble are excited that their little boy has grown up and has chosen to go to the next level as a student and as an athlete. Family, friends, teammates, and coaches look forward to seeing what the future holds for this awesome young man.
March 16 was the Junior Miss Fannin County Middle School (FCMS) and Miss FCMS Pageant. We had 39 participants. Attached are images of our winners. The first image is of Monica Cosentino, first runner-up for Jr. Miss FCMS, Middle is Jr. Miss FCMS Reese Lindstrom, second runner-up Jr Miss FCMS Madison Denton. The second image is Miss FCMS Kinsley Sullivan and second runner-up Miss FCMS Leah Pope. Not pictured is first runner-up Miss FCMS Brekailyn Arp. The last picture is of Kinsley Sullivan, Miss Photogenic, Taylor Poland, Miss Sponsorship, Adealyn Ray, Miss Congeniality. Not pictured is Emily Mealer, People’s Choice winner.