Rebels suffer first loss of year

Published 10:28 pm Friday, October 1, 2010

From Staff Reports

Thorsby on Friday suffered its first loss of the season, 49-27 to American Christian.

The Rebels came into the game 5-0 and 3-0 in Class 2A, Region 4 but were bested by an ACA team (6-0, 4-0) that also had its sights on the region championship.

Thorsby will have to regroup quickly because another region contest awaits, this time at Central-Hayneville on Oct. 8.

On Friday, Thorsby had possession of the football inside ACA’s 5-yard line and came away with no points on two different occasions.

The hosts kept it close in the first half.

Senior Kalup Nunn scored on a 7-yard run in the first quarter, and that was followed by a 59-yard pass from senior quarterback Andrew Farris to junior Stephen Mims.

Farris struck again on another long pass in the second quarter. This time it was a 50-yard touchdown completion to Tanner Bush.

Thorsby trailed 28-21 at halftime but couldn’t score again until the last play of the game.