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The Maurice Bowling Middle School Rebels have made winning look easy so far this season.
Another example came Sept. 18 against Carroll County as the Rebels defeated the Panthers 40-14.
MBMS got off to a quick start as Josh Payton took the opening kickoff and returned it 60 yards to the five-yard line. From there, Patrick Osborne scored from two-yards out to put the Rebels on the board. The 2-point conversion would come from a Nolan Tackett pass to Ross Ford to give the Rebels an 8-0 advantage.
After the Rebels’ defense forced a punt, Tackett connected on a pass to Austin Riggs to the five-yard line. On the very next play, Tackett would connect with Ford for a touchdown followed up by a 2-point conversion run by Payton to push the lead to 16-0.
The Panthers’ offense moved the ball late in the first quarter before the Rebels stopped them a critical fourth and one led by Wyatt Rohling and David Gray.
The Rebels wasted little time in taking advantage. Tackett quickly found Osborne for a 52-yard touchdown pass. Payton ran in the 2-point conversion to put MBMS up 24-0.
Carroll County got on the scoreboard in the third quarter to make the score 24-8.
The Rebels would not take long to respond as Osborne took the kickoff following the TD and returned it 75 yards for a Rebel touchdown. Austin Riggs converted the 2-point conversion for a 32-8 Rebel lead.
After another Carroll County punt, the offense would again march the ball down the field. Ty Smit, Rohling and Riggs had big runs on the drive before Osborne scored from 25-yards out to make the score 40-8.
Carroll County would add a touchdown in the fourth quarter to make the final margin 40-14.
The Rebels have a pair of games this week as they host Trimble County on Thursday and travel to Lexington Christian on Saturday.