Rebels fall in last home game

Published 10:58 pm Friday, October 21, 2011

Out of the way: Thorsby receiver Matt Morgan (11) tries to elude an R.C. Hatch defender.

The Rebels’ huddle after their 58-27 loss against R.C. Hatch in Thorsby Friday night was emotional as head coach Billy Jackson thanked his team for their efforts.

“You made my night,” Jackson told his players. “If I never win another game, you made my night.”

Jackson said the loss was disappointing, especially after such a good season last year.

“It seems like we’ve been playing catch-up all year long,” he said.

The Rebels have suffered numerous injuries this season, but Jackson said they’ve never given up.

“You find out what you’re made of in times like this,” he said. “Someone has been in the crosshairs all year long. They’re good kids. They didn’t quit.”

Braden McRae completed 17 of 30 passes for 127 yards with nine carries for 61 yards.

Carlos Campos had five rushes for 27 yards.

Kip Cleckley had six rushes for 81 yards.

Jonathan Spivey had six tackles, Dalton Turner had three and Carlos Campos had three.

The Rebels will travel to Horseshoe Bend Oct. 28 for the last game of their regular season.