Rebels fall to Martin County West, 33-8

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 9, 2006

Turnovers continued to keep the United South Central football team from showing all its potential in a 33-8 loss to Martin County West Friday.

The Rebels fell behind 8-0 in the first quarter when MCW ripped off a 44-yard run to get into the end zone. They would follow that up with with one more score in the second quarter to take a 14-0 lead into the locker room.

USC would have its chances in the first half driving as deep as the 9-yard-line before an interception halted everything.

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&8220;Our three turnovers led to scores for them and took one away from us,&8221; said USC head coach Brent Schimek. &8220;Turnovers are the name of the game in high school football.&8221;

The Rebels would pull within six points in the third quarter as Dan Sandt found his way to the end zone from 18 yards out and Jordan Stenzel would convert the two-point attempt for the Rebels&8217; lone score on the night.

However, MCW would score three unanswered touchdowns in the third quarter to secure the win.

&8220;The defense played well until the third quarter when they started to move the ball,&8221; Schimek said.

Stenzel led the way for the Rebels both on the ground with 62 yards and through the air going 6 of 18 for 66 yards but he did throw a pair of picks.

Nathan Sahr led the Rebels with

three catches for 30 yards.

Travis Fiebelkorn led the Rebel defense with eight tackles and a fumble recover.

The Rebels (0-2) are back in action Friday at home when they take on Medford in a conference game.