Rebels run rampant over Fayetteville

Published 8:51 am Saturday, October 7, 2023

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By Carey Reeder | Managing Editor

Thorsby High School throttled Fayetteville High School 61-21 on Oct. 6 to move the Rebels to 5-1 on the season.

After Fayetteville scored the opening touchdown of the game, Thorsby’s Nate Thomas and Coden Cummings got into the end zone with a pair of rushing touchdowns to make it 12-7 Rebels after the opening quarter.

Cummings got his second rushing score of the game in the second quarter followed by Carson Church’s four-yard punch in to stretch the Thorsby advantage to 26-7 at the halftime break.

Grayson McManus, Aiden Seeley and Thomas all kept their feet on the gas pedal and added a rushing touchdown each in the third quarter while Fayetteville could only muster seven points, making it 47-14 after 36 minutes.

“We were playing a team we thought we should go out and jump on early,” Thorsby head coach Daryl Davis said. “They scored first … But we took care of business after that. They played hard.”

Seeley put the game to bed in the fourth quarter with two more rushing touchdowns, making it three in the game, a season-high for him. Thorsby punched in nine rushing touchdowns in route to their largest scoring output of the 2023 season.

The Rebels are off to their best start to a season since 2018 when they began the season 6-0 before finishing 9-2 and second in the region in Davis’ second season at the helm.

Thorsby (5-1) will now turn its attention to its toughest test of the season in its next matchup on Oct. 13, traveling to unbeaten B.B. Comer High School in a battle between the top two teams in the AHSAA Class 2A Region 4 standings.

“They are a great team, and I hope we can have a good week of practice,” Davis said. “Anytime you have to go play over there it makes it a whole lot harder, but we seem to play better when we are the underdog.”

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.