Colts cruise past Rebels, 53-0

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By Brian Blair

Friday in Lexington was opening day at Keeneland for its fall meet.

On Friday night in Louisville, it was the DeSales Colts who did some running of their own against the Owen County Rebels.  

The ninth-ranked team in Class 2A defeated the Rebels 53-0 on a soggy night.

It was the second-straight week the Owen County team was shutout.  

The loss dropped the Rebels to 2-5 overall and 0-1 in the district.

With the victory, the Colts improved to 4-3 on the season and 1-0 in district action.

Andrew Beeler ran for 77 yards and a pair of scores while Erik Hall added 62 yards on nine carries and a score.

DeSales also did damage through the air.

Quarterback Ryan Johnson completed just three passes but they all went for touchdowns. The Rebels were not able to get anything going offensively as they gained less than 100 yards of total offense on the night.  

The Rebels will look to get back on track Friday night as they return home to take on Carroll County.

Owen County hopes to break a seven-game losing streak to the Panthers that goes back to 2002.

Two years ago, the Panthers defeated the Rebels 3-0 on homecoming at Patterson Field.   The Panthers enter Friday night having lost two games in a row after starting the season 5-0. Their latest defeat came at the hands of Christian Academy of Louisville, 44-6, on Friday night in the district opener for both teams.