Rebel Ramblings

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By Brian Blair

Next Game: Home against DeSales.

Kick off: 7:30 p.m.

Last year in Louisville, the Rebels dropped a 0-53 decision to DeSales. That night, Andrew Beeler rushed the ball for 77 yards and two touchdowns. Ryan Johnson completed three passes - all for touchdowns.

Don’t be fooled by the Colts’ 2-4 record. Of their four losses, DeSales has lost three games to teams ranked in the top 10 of the preseason coaches poll. Western was ranked seventh in the 4A poll. Louisville Holy Cross was ranked fourth in Class A, and Fern Creek was ranked third in 6A. The other loss came to Seneca, who was 5-2 and is another 6A opponent.

DeSales finished last year 11-4. Their final loss of the season came against Fort Campbell in the 2A state championship game in Bowling Green. 

Owen County will be looking to improve its defense against the run this week. In their three losses this season, the Rebels have given up an average of 271 yards per game on the ground. In order to improve, they will need to find a way to stop Garrit Leicht. Against Fern Creek, the senior ran the ball 23 times for 188 yards and two scores. He also caught three passes for 23 yards and a touchdown. For the season, Leicht has 583 yards rushing and eight touchdowns.

The Colts’ defense has been susceptible to the pass this season. The DeSales defense has surrendered 906 yards passing to opponents this season. 

The Rebels will spend the next three weeks playing district opponents. After Friday night against DeSales, the Rebels will travel to Carroll County next week before returning home for their final home game.  It will be Oct. 22 against Christian Academy of Louisville.  In other games involving district opponents, Carroll County (5-1) defeated Trimble County 32-14 while Christian Academy of Louisville (3-3) did not play. The two schools will play each other Friday night in Louisville.