Thorsby gets big first win of the season

Published 11:08 pm Friday, September 2, 2016

By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Staff Writer

MARION – Thorsby hit the road to take on Francis Marion in a big matchup on Friday night.

The Rebels were off to a sluggish 0-2 start in their 2016 season, which didn’t bode well for a team wanting to make history and get past the second round of the playoffs. A loss on Friday night would have put them in a hole that would’ve been extremely difficult to crawl out of.

Thorsby went into Francis Marion and came out with a big 23-8 win, which now puts their record at 1-2, but more importantly puts them at 1-0 in region 4 of the 2A class.

Head coach Billy Jackson stressed last week that this is when the season really started, now that they had lost two games and were about to start area play they knew what they had to do if they wanted to make a run at the playoffs.

They stepped up in a big way tonight and will have to do so in their next game on Sept. 9, as they host a Verbena team that has put up 42 points in back to back games.

If the Rebels can win that one and get out to a 2-0 start in their region, then they are back in the drivers seat to make the history they are trying to achieve.