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JV Rebel Football

October 1, 2010
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Coming off back to back wins, the youthful Rebels made the trip northwest to take on the perennial power Aplington-Parkersburg Falcons. We all know that you better be ready to go when you have a contest with A-P. The coaches were confident and we have been pleased with our effort and execution of our schemes both offensively and defensively. Our special teams have also been solid so we thought we were ready to give A-P a battle. The game started very quickly especially for the Falcons as they bolted to a 22-0 lead before we even knew what had hit us. They worked us over pretty hard and we didn’t respond. All of the sudden in the second quarter we said enough is enough and we started playing Rebel football. We blocked, tackled, and flew around the field like we have been all year and sent a message back to A-P that we were here to play. Trevor Trunck connected with Jackson Clark on a 36 yard scoring play to cap off a very nice drive that started from our 20 yard line after a defensive stop on fourth down. We then preceded this with another defensive gem and forced A-P into a punting situation. We took over at our own 26 yard line and after a couple of running plays and a penalty; Trevor and Jackson hooked up again for a 78 yard scoring play. We were feeling pretty good about ourselves and things were looking up. We are not sure what happened next but we turned that switch back off in the second half and laid down for a whooping. A-P cruised to a 54-12 victory dropping us to 2-1 on the year. First and foremost, we need to keep that switch on and play Rebel football for four quarters. It is early and we will figure this out. This is a good group of kids that will become a good football team when they all are focused and competitive. You will hear much more about this group in the future. The stat line is pretty dismal. Chase Clark had 62 yards rushing on 17 carries and caught 1 ball for 8 yards. Dustin Dinsdale added 7 yards rushing and 4 yards receiving. Trevor Trunck finished 9 of 18 for 198 yards and 2 TD’s. Jackson Clark snared 5 of these for 164 and both scores. Joe Zimmerman added 1 catch for 16 and Logan Koester had 1 for 6 yards. Jackson led us with 12 tackles followed by Alex Schick with 9 and Joe added 6. Paul Chamberlain 4, Dustin and Colin Kern 3, Pete Meyers, Blake Kibe, Logan, and Chase 2, Wyatt Swanson and Hunter Raney added 1 stop each to make our tackle total. Joe also added an interception and Hunter a fumble recovery. Our next action will be Monday September 27 at Dike New Hartford to take on the Wolverines at 6 pm. See you at the game cheering on the future of Rebel football. Freshmen Rebel Football On Tuesday September 14 the Rebels played host to the Warriors from Wapsie Valley. Coach Foster and his staff do a great job of preparing their kids. You will always great an outstanding effort from their athletes. We knew going in this was going to be a real battle. We have had an eventful week as some of these kids are playing their fourth game in eight days. That is asking a lot of these young men. We were ready and going to give it our best shot. The game started out slowly for us again as we just can’t seem to get it going early. WV stormed to a 14-0 lead after 7 plays from scrimmage. We were down and it happened fast. We actually came back with a score of our own to pull within 20-6 at the quarter. Chase Clark went in from 2 yards out to cap off a pretty impressive drive for the Rebels. The second quarter went back and forth and to be honest we probably played our best offensive football of the year in this quarter. We jumped to a 28-26 lead at the break on another Chase TD, a Hunter Raney TD run, and a Hunter to Shawn Dugan TD connection. We were more than back into this game. We were playing well and the momentum was with us. Everything was pointed in a good direction. We should have never gone into halftime. We came out flat and the Warriors stuck it to us the second half and they cruised to 54-34 victory. This drops our season mark to 0-3. They hit us in the mouth the second half and we just let them continue to beat us up. We really lacked emotion and enthusiasm. Things were great at the break and we let them slip away. We have to play 4 full quarters night in and night out. We will learn from this and this should be a lesson for these freshmen. This is high school football and you need to focus and be ready. Everyone has a job to do on every play. 11 people must know that and they need to take care of their job every play. If we have people taking breaks, bad things happen. These guys have experienced this now and I think they will grow and learn from this. We are half done with our season so we will get this fixed and improvement will be seen. Chase led the way with 25 carries for 134 yards and 3 TD’s. He also had 6 receptions for 63 yards and 6 tackles. Dustin Dinsdale chipped in 25 yards rushing, 1 catch for 13 yards, and 6 tackles. Hunter was 9 of 20 for 110 yards and a TD along with 2 tackles on the defensive side of the ball. Shawn Dugan hauled in 2 balls for 34 yards and a score to go along with 2 tackles. Trent Geiken, Pete Meyers, and Wyatt Swanson added 3 stops each. Trent also came up with a fumble recovery. Blake Kibe, Joey Linder, and Ryan Thran 2, Adam Johannson and Seth Demoret added a tackle each to finish off our stat sheet. We also had to have Paul Chamberlain, Alex Schick, and Jeremy Schlampp play this game do to some illness. They were a huge help to us as they each contributed on the defensive side of the ball with 5, 2, and 2 tackles each. Thank you to all 3 of you for helping us out of a short handed jam. It is appreciated. Things don’t get any easier as our next action will take place on Thursday September 23 at 5:00 pm at Aplington to take on the Falcons from A-P. Note the early start time and the location. We need to make sure we are ready to play football the second we step off the bus and we play for 36 minutes. It will be fun to head to Aplington and come home with a victory.


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