Rebels bumped from playoffs in opening round

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By Brian Blair

Another Owen County football season is in the books.

The Rebels finished the season Friday night in the first round of the Class A Playoffs with a 70-20 loss to Newport Central Catholic.

Despite the loss, Owen County’s Adam Hazelett threw three touchdown passes.

Friday’s performance gave Hazlett over 1,000 passing yards for the season.

The Thoroughbreds scored first but the Rebels responded with a Hazelett touchdown pass to Sawyer Williams to tie the game at 7-7.

From that point on, NCC took control of the contest and the Rebels weren’t able to stay close.

Owen County did get another Hazelett touchdown pass in the second quarter. This time, he found Chris Day for a 67-yard score.

Hazelett later connected on a scoring pass to Daniel Cummings in the fourth quarter.

After starting the season 3-1, the Rebels suffered some key injuries and didn’t win again, finishing the season 3-8.

Owen County High School Head Football Coach Adam Fowler said he will miss his seniors but he is already looking forward to next year.

The Rebels will enter the 2011 season in a new district that includes Gallatin County, Carroll County, Trimble County and Walton-Verona.

With the win, NCC will advance to take on Christian Academy of Louisville Friday night in Newport