Rebels can’t make enough plays

Published 12:42 am Saturday, October 3, 2009

As has been the case all season, the effort wasn’t the problem in Thorsby’s 36-20 loss to Vincent on Friday.

“The effort has been there all year long,” coach Billy Jackson said. “We just have a big play every time.

“Right now, we’re playing better, but we’re still not good enough to overcome [mistakes].”

The Rebels (0-5, 0-3 Class 2A, Region 4) actually led 8-7 at the end of the first quarter, but, again, a big play broke the game open in favor of the visitors.

This time, it was a 54-yard Vincent touchdown pass on a 3rd-and-four with 7:11 remaining in the first half. Brett Frizzell ran in the 2-point conversion, and the Yellow Jackets (5-1, 3-1) would never trail again.

Thorsby had answered a 3-yard touchdown run by Juwan Rogers in the first quarter with a 2-yard Andrew Farris touchdown run, and Eric Camarillo ran in the 2-point play to give the hosts a lead.

Vincent went up 22-8 before the half on a 10-yard pass from Kelley to Frizzell, but Thorsby wouldn’t go away.

“We were fortunate to get out of here with a win,” said Vincent coach Todd Davis, who was filling in because coach Dwight Spradley had a death in the family. “They are much improved over last year.

“We just made a few more plays than they did.”

Vincent scored on a 5-yard run by Kelley on the first possession of the second half, but the Rebels answered with Marcus Bray running back the ensuing kickoff 80 yards for a score.

Vincent came back with a 15-yard touchdown pass from Kelley to Jerome Kelley on 4th-and-11.

Again, Thorsby responded. But the 6-yard scoring run by Kalup Nunn was all the Rebels could muster the rest of the way.