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The Owen County High School Rebels’ home opener on Friday night got off to a good start.
Unfortunately, it didn’t end so well for the Rebels.
Owen County High School Head Football Coach Adam Fowler pulled out all the stops for the first play of the game against Lloyd Memorial High School.
“I was tired of waiting on things to happen,” Fowler said.
In the Rebels’ first possession, senior running back Logan Lowe took the pitch from quarterback Tanner Smith and then throw a 70-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Logan Webster.
The play would turn out to be the only offensive highlight of the night as the Rebels would turn the ball over four times in the first half to fall behind 27-7 at halftime.
The Juggernauts would add another late score to head back home with a 34-7 victory.
Despite his team’s fourth-straight loss to start the season, Fowler said he sees the young team continue to improve.
“We are not who we were (last season) but at the same time, we are getting better,” Fowler said.
The Rebels had some bright spots Friday.
After giving up 27 first-half points, the defense limited Lloyd to just 7 points in the second half.
The defense also made a big goal line stand in the third quarter to keep Lloyd out of the end zone on fourth and goal from the 3-yard line.
Fowler said moments like that are important for his players and their confidence the rest of the season.
“Our challenge now is getting these guys to see that it’s getting better and that we’re still building,” Fowler said.
After another week of practice, the team will be back at Patterson Field on Friday night as they host Thomas Nelson High School from Bardstown at 7:30 p.m.
The Generals are 0-4 in this their first season of playing varsity football. They are coached by Greg Brohm, who played football at the University of Louisville
Greg Brohm is the brother of Jeff and Brian Brohm, who both played at quarterback at the University of Louisville and played in the National Football League.
In other district action Friday night, Walton-Verona High School fell from the ranks of the unbeaten as they lost 27-14 on the road at Holmes High School. Carroll County knocked off Kentucky Country Day 34-21 while Gallatin County dominated Atherton in a 42-0 victory.
Trimble County enjoyed a bye week.