Cohutta Hyde is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Rebels!

Fannin Co. Basketball, Player Of The Week, Team FYN Sports
Cohutta Hyde

Cohutta Hyde is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Fannin Co. Rebels!

Hyde, a junior guard, played well is two games last week for Fannin Co. (4-14, 0-9 Region 7-AAA).

On Tuesday, Jan. 14, Hyde scored a team-high 11 points as the Rebels fell to North Hall (15-7, 6-3) in a tough region game, 60-32, in Blue Ridge.

Hyde followed that with great defense and ball handling, while adding two points, during a 53-44 region loss to Lumpkin Co. (8-13, 4-5) on Friday, Jan. 17, in Dahlonega.

For his efforts, Hyde is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Rebels!

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Lumpkin Co. boys defeat Rebels in Dahlonega

Fannin Co. Basketball, Team FYN Sports

Miles Johnson going up for a shot on the block

For their second region matchup of the season, the Fannin Rebels (5-15, 0-9 region 7-AAA) traveled to Lumpkin Co. (8-12, 4-5 Region 7-AAA) last night, Jan. 17, to take on the Indians. The Rebels lost by just one point the first time they played and hoped to redeem themselves with a win. Unfortunately, Lumpkin Co. rose above and claimed a 53-44 victory.

Fannin Co. started off the game strong, lead by Jalen Ingram who used some quick moves to put up eight first-quarter points, including the opening made shot. Brady Martin followed the trend as he made his mark down low by earning five of his own points. While Fannin Co.’s posts were earning points, Lumpkin Co. was on fire above the key as they made 3-pointers to earn a 12-7 lead to end the first quarter. 

The Rebels earned their fair share of 3-point shots in response to Lumpkin Co. Jerritt Holloway was the one to lead Fannin Co. in scoring for the night with 11 points, nine of them coming beyond the arc. Landon Norton was also able to make one above the key to add to the Rebel’s score. Despite their great outside shooting game, the Rebels still found themselves trailing the Indians going into halftime with a score of 27-20.

Brady Martin catching a pass on offense

As Lumpkin Co. full-court pressed the Rebels, Fannin Co. began to turn up the heat on their defense. Jordan Bennett showed off his great ball handling skills as he added 10 points to Fannin Co.’s score for the night. Andre Bivens and Cohutta Hyde showed off their hustle as they both drove past the defense to make a layup, followed by Bivens’ 3-point shot to add to the board for the Rebels. Although they were close, the Rebels were still behind Lumpkin with a score of 40-35 to go into the final quarter.

Fannin Co. continued to fight as they put more points on the board in hopes of catching up to the Indians. Despite those efforts, Lumpkin Co. was able to turn up their defense as they made steal after steal to drive back to their basket to earn points. The Indians were able to draw a foul and make both of their free throws to close out the game on their 53-44 victory.

The Rebels’ loss puts their overall record at 5-15 and their region record at 0-9. Catch Fannin Co.’s next game Tuesday, Jan. 21, as they travel to Cherokee Bluff to take on the bears at 6:30 p.m.

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Andre Bivens is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Rebels!

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Bivens

Andre Bivens is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Rebels!

Bivens, a junior guard, had a pair of strong games for Fannin Co. (4-12, 0-7 Region 7-AAA) last week.

On Tuesday, Jan. 7, Bivens scored just two points but played well all over the floor as the Rebels pushed Greater Atlanta Christian (12-5, 5-1) to the brink before falling 46-40 in Norcross.

Bivens followed that with six points Friday, Jan. 10, against No. 2 Dawson Co. (17-2, 7-0) in a 90-41 loss in Blue Ridge.

For his efforts, Bivens is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Rebels!

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Rebels defeat Eagles at Hiwassee Dam on Friday

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After the long holiday break, the Fannin Co. Rebels (4-9, 0-5 Region 7-AAA) traveled to Hiwassee Dam on Friday, Jan. 3, for a non-conference game to get ready for their Rebelsregion matchups next week. Fannin Co. defeated Hiwassee Dam the first time they played each other this season and hoped to do the same this time around. The Rebels came ready to win as everyone on the team played and scored leading the team to a 62-31 victory.

Cohutta Hyde was the one to get things started as he drew a foul and made a free throw to give the Rebels an early 1-0 lead. Hyde showed off his great ball handling skills for the night as he drove past the defense and scored seven points overall. The Eagles quickly stole the lead as they banked a 3-pointer. Jordan Bennett followed the trend as he made an outside shot of his own to give the Rebels a 4-3 lead. Bennett got after it as he added nine points to the Rebels’ score for the night. The Rebels were able to play great defense and took a 19-9 lead over the Eagles to end the first quarter. 

Landon Norton not only had a great game on offense where he hustled and added five points to Fannin Co.’s score, but also on defense where he took multiple charges. Fannin’s defense proved to be effective as they double-teamed and were able to earn steals to drive back for layups. Andre Bivens was a prime example of this as he beat the defense up the court to contribute nine points to Fannin Co.’s score. The Rebels were on fire in every aspect of the game as they went into halftime with a 35-16 lead over Hiwassee Dam. 

Jordan Bennett shooting a 3 point shot

Despite the Eagle’s press, Fannin Co. was able to move right past it and look inside to their posts for points. Jalen Ingram had spin moves on the block to lead the Rebels in scoring for the night with 12 points. Miles Johnson was able to push back the defense as he earned three points from the block. Brady Martin followed the trend as he had grit and drew a foul to make a free throw to add to Fannin Co.’s score and close out the third quarter with a 48-26 lead.

Fannin Co. had a fresh group go into the fourth quarter to finish out the game strong. Tucker Hanson put the ball into action and scored five points for the Rebels. Hanson had good looks up the court as he made a pass to Jerritt Holloway to score a layup as part of his six points. Derrick Peacock showed off his moves on the block as he scored a basket to add to Fannin Co.’s score. To close out the game, Eli Brisbay-Cochran hit an outside shot to close out the 62-31 victory. 

The Rebels win puts their overall record at 5-9 and the Eagle’s at 3-7. Fannin Co. takes on Greater Atlanta Christian at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7, in Norcross for a big Region 7-AAA game.

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Landon Norton is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Rebels!

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Landon Norton

Landon Norton is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Rebels!

Norton, a sophomore guard, played well in four games last week for Fannin Co. (3-10, 0-5 Region 7-3A).

On Tuesday, Dec. 17, Norton scored six points as the Rebels lost 61-54 to East Hall (4-6, 1-3 Region 7-3A).

In the Mistletoe Madness Tournament at North Murray on Thursday, Dec. 19, Norton scored five points in a 76-46 loss to McMinn Co.

Norton scored 11 points the next day in a 70-36 loss at North Murray on the second day of the tournament.

On the third day of the tournament, Norton scored 10 points as the Rebels fell to Ooltewah 55-40.

For his efforts, Norton is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Rebels!

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Multiple Fannin Co. Rebels named to Region 7-3A All-Region Team

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The Region 7-3A All-Region Team was announced Tuesday, Dec. 17, and multiple members of the Fannin Co. football team were honored.

The entire team is as follows:

Player of the year: JT Fair, North Hall, senior running back/defensive back
Offensive MVP: Jackson Hardy, Greater Atlanta Christian, senior quarterback
Defensive MVP: Riley Herndon, Dawson Co., senior defensive back
Special Teams MVP: Caleb Bonesteel, Dawson Co., junior place kicker
Athlete of the Year: Dakohta Sonnichsen, Dawson Co., junior wide receiver
Lineman of the Year: Myles Hinton, Greater Atlanta Christian, senior offense/defense
Academic Player of the Year: Tino Mukono, Cherokee Bluff, senior defensive back

Offense
QB – Zach Holtzclaw, Dawson Co., sophomore
RB – Treylynn Owensby, Fannin Co., senior
RB – Jayquan Smith, Cherokee Bluff, sophomore
RB – Montavious Taber, East Hall, junior
RB – Jacob Dickey, North Hall, junior
FB – Will Mosley, Fannin Co., senior
WR – Christian Thomas, Greater Atlanta Christian, senior
WR – Jaden Gibson, Dawson Co., freshman
WR – Drew Highfield, East Hall, senior
WR – Brooks Miller, Greater Atlanta Christian, junior
TE – Thomas Lawson, Greater Atlanta Christian, junior
OL – Addison Nichols, Greater Atlanta Christian, sophomore
OL – Austin Sullens, North Hall, senior
OL – Micah Holman, North Hall, senior
OL – Mason Bundy, Fannin Co., junior
OL – Miles Johnson, Fannin Co., senior
OL – Mateo Guevera, Cherokee Bluff, sophomore
ATH/RB/DB – Tyler Bride, Greater Atlanta Christian, senior

Defense
DL – Spencer Helms, Greater Atlanta Christian, senior
DL – Logan Hawthorne, North Hall, senior
DL – Nate Nixon, North Hall, senior
DL – Dakota Collins, Cherokee Bluff, junior
DL – Aaron Hopkins, Lumpkin Co., senior
DL – Jakob Tuggle, Fannin Co., senior
LB – Choe Bryant-Strother, Greater Atlanta Christian, senior
LB – DJ Mitchell, Dawson Co., senior
LB – Dalton Battle, North Hall, junior
LB – Jackson Weeks, Fannin Co., senior
LB – Micah O’Neal, Fannin Co., junior
DB – Luke Volle, North Hall, senior
DB – Brody Howell, Dawson Co., senior
DB – Evan Byrd, Greater Atlanta Christian, senior
DB – Joseph Rose, Greater Atlanta Christian, junior
DB – Breadon Hubbard, Dawson Co., sophomore

Special teams
P – Luke Holloway, Fannin Co., junior
P – Jacob Carlson, Cherokee Bluff, senior
PK – Tyler Curland, Greater Atlanta Christian, senior
SPEC – Zac Mixon, Greater Atlanta Christian, senior

 

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Jordan Bennett is the TeamFYNSports Writer’s Player of the Week for the Rebels!

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Jordan Bennett

Jordan Bennett is the TeamFYNSports Writer’s Player of the Week for the Rebels!

Bennett, a sophomore guard, had two solid games last week as Fannin Co. (3-6, 0-4 Region 7-AAA) narrowly lost a pair of region games by a combined eight points.

“Jordan has been a consistent player for us this year,” Rebels head coach Bryan Richerson said. “He does a great job on both ends of the floor for us and is going to have a bright future here at Fannin Co.”

Against Cherokee Bluff (6-4, 3-0) on Friday, Dec. 13, Bennett scored 14 points, which included four made 3-pointers, in the 61-54 loss for the Rebels in Blue Ridge.

Earlier in the week, Bennett scored eight points in a 65-64 overtime loss to Lumpkin Co. (4-7, 2-2), also in Blue Ridge.

For his efforts, Bennett is the TeamFYNSports Writer’s Player of the Week for the Rebels!

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Cherokee Bluff BEARly wins

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Last night, the Cherokee Bluff Bears traveled to Fannin County High School to take on the Rebels for region play. The Bears are currently tied with Dawson County for first place in the region and came ready to play.

Cohutta Hyde was the first to put any points on the board as he made an outside shot to give Fannin an early lead. Hyde was able to drive through the defense and earn 8 points for Fannin for the night. The Bears quickly responded as they scored their own points and tied up the game 10-10 to end the first quarter. 

Cherokee Bluff started off the second quarter with a made foul shot to take the one point lead. They wouldn’t keep it for long before Miles Johnson made a move on the block to make a basket and give Fannin a 12-11 lead. Johnson had a great night on the block as he contributed 8 points to Fannin’s score. After the Bears made an outside shot for a  13-12 lead, Jordan Bennett made a 3 point shot to give Fannin a 15-13 lead. Once Cherokee Bluff responded and took back the lead, Bennett made another 3 to put Fannin ahead 18-16. The sophomore added 14 points to Fannin’s score for the night. Once the Bears took the lead again, they were able to keep it and extend it over Fannin. While the Rebels continued to fight, Cherokee Bluff took a 28-20 lead over Fannin. 

Jalen Ingram was the one to start off the second half for Fannin as he had moves on the block to score a basket. Ingram proved to be an asset on the block as he added 5 points to the Rebel’s score. Kaeden Twiggs had a great game as he drove past the defense and led Fannin in scoring with 17 points. As Cherokee Bluff continued to drive to the basket and score more points, they extended their lead 52-47 to end the third quarter.

Fannin started to come back as they were able to put themselves only 4 points behind the Bears. Brady Martin had grit as he was able to draw a foul and make both of his free throws. Despite Fannin’s fight, it was not enough to overcome Cherokee Bluffs 61-54 victory. 

Fannin’s loss put their overall record at 4-6 and their region record at 0-4. Catch the Rebels next game on Tuesday as they take on East Hall at home starting at 7:30!

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