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Owen County youth football league results

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BY TONY CURTIS
Director of Owen County Park and Rec. Youth Football

Sept. 8
Midgets (Owen County), 27
Pendleton, 6
Owen County got the ball first in the first quarter of the game.
In the first play of the game, quarterback Kellon Robinson took it for a 20-yard rush. On the very next play Kade New broke to the outside for a big rush and a touch down.
New then followed blockers up the middle for the extra point to put Owen up, 7-0.
When Pendleton County got the ball, there was some big tackles for losses by Griffen Gentry, Landon Smither and Colton Ellis.
In the second quarter, Owen County took over on downs. A big rush by Josh Mason, then New broke for a 60-yard rush for a touchdown.
The extra point was made by Robinson to put Owen up, 14-0 going into the half.
In the second half, the Rebels didn’t slow down when Robinson took the 80-yards down the sideline for a touchdown. An extra point was made by Smither to put Owen up 21-0.
Pendleton came right back with a touchdown to make the score 21-6 going into the fourth quarter.
It didn’t take the Rebels long to get back on track with a couple of big rushes by Jarren Beverly and Robinson in for another touchdown to end the game with a win.

Mighty Pros (Owen County), 0 - Pendleton 0 – Tied
This was a big defense game.
The first half had some big rushes by Kenny Wagers, Colby Faulkner and Blake Fitzgerald.
The Mighty Pros could not get into the endzone, but neither could Pendleton with some big hits by Isaac Wash, Seth Edmondson and Mason Olds.
The second half was the same story as the first with rushes by Wagers and Hayden Layne.
Their defense was still just as tough with a big hit by Hunter Richardson and an interception by Wagers.
The Pendleton defense was just as tough and at the end of the game, the score was 0-0.
Going into overtime, nothing changed with the game ending in a  0-0 tie.
Quarterback Hayden Layne will be out for the season with a broken foot that happened in the game while recovering a fumble.

Power House (Owen County), 0 – Pendleton 35
This game was a big task for the Rebels, going up against 36 players for Pendleton. The boys gave it everything they had with some rushes by Codey Elliott, Josh Miller and Trevor Smither. They had some nice passes from Chase Stewart to Elliott and Miller and on defense had some big tackles by Justin Martin and Kody Sizemore.
Owen County could not get on the board and they could not stop the big team of Pendleton’s 36 players with fresh legs coming into the game.

Sept. 15
It was a tough day for all three teams Sunday. The little Rebels fought hard, but came up short.

Midgets (Owen), 0 – Bracken, 32
The Rebel Midgets just could not get it going Sunday.
In the first quarter of the game, Bracken got on top quick with a sweep to the outside for a touchdown and an extra point to put them up 7-0.
Bracken didn’t stop in the second quarter with another touchdown to put them on top, 13-0.
The Rebels tried to get it going with a couple of big runs by No. 1 Kade New, but ended up turning it over on downs.
Bracken put another touchdown and extra point to them up at the half 20-0.
The third quarter started the same way the first half ended, with Bracken getting on the board quick with a touchdown to make it 26-0.
When they started the fourth quarter, the Rebels came out with some big tackles by No. 71 Conner Lunford, No. 55 Rylan Nordman and No. 25 Corey Elliott, but just couldn’t stop Bracken from getting on the board again to end the game, 32-0.

Mighty Pros (Owen), 6 – Bracken, 13
This was a good game between these two teams.
In the first quarter it was Bracken getting on the board first with a touchdown and extra point to put them on top quick, 7-0.
They kicked the ball to Owen County short and it was recovered by No. 7 Logan Seeley and the Rebels started to move the ball down field with some big rushes by No. 4 Colby Faulkner and No. 32 Blake Fitzgerald.
In the second quarter, Owen turns the ball over on downs and Bracken took advantage of it and put a touchdown on the board before the half to put them up, 13-0.
In the second half, the Rebels came out running the ball behind the blocking of No. 53 Payton Mahoney, No. 97 Brennan Hammond and No. 85 Logan Davis, with some big rushes by No. 17 Cameron Bond and No. 38 Isaac Wash, but ended up turning it over on downs.
The Rebels weren’t done yet with a big hit and a fumble recover by No. 70 Hunter Richardson to give Owen back the ball in the fourth quarter. Owen put the ball in Bond’s hands and he put them on the board with a touchdown to make the game 13-6.
Bracken tried to move the ball back down the field with a pass, but Owen’s No. 14 Bailey Carrier went up with an interception to end the game.

Power House (Owen County), 0 – Bracken County, 40
There were just too many turnovers for the Rebels in this game.
 Owen started the game throwing an interception to give Bracken the ball and it didn’t take them long to do damage with a touchdown and an extra point kick to put them up, 8-0.
Owen got the ball back and started to move down field with some big runs by No. 90 Codey Elliott, but turned it over on downs.
Owen got it right back with a fumble recover by No. 10 Chase Stewart.
Owen County couldn’t take advantage of it and gave it back to Bracken, who put another touchdown on the board for a 14-0 lead.
On the kickoff to Owen, No. 80 Trevor Smither  had a short gain but a fumble on the next play gave Bracken back the ball.
 Despite  some big hits by Owen’s No. 35 Curtis Bates and  No. 23 Logan Wagers couldn’t keep them out of the end zone. Bracken put up two more scores before the half to put them up 34-0.
In the second half, Owen came out a lot tougher on defense to hold them to one score to end by losing, 40-0.
“I will say one thing about our Power House boys, there is no quit to this young team,” Tony Curtis, director of Owen County Park and Rec. Youth Football said. “They only have 14 players and most of them are fifth graders against mainly sixth graders from other teams. They have a lot of heart.”
Our little Rebels are home again this Sunday against Grant County.