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It wasn’t a happy ending for the Owen County High School Rebel football team Friday night.
The regular season for the Rebels ended the same way it began - with a loss on the road.
The Rebels traveled to Warsaw to close out the regular season by taking on Gallatin County High School.
The last time Owen County played the Wildcats on the road, it was the Rebels who were looking to finish a perfect district record and claim the Class 2A District 5 championship.
On Friday, it was the Wildcats who were hoping to pull off the feat.
Gallatin County would lead 41-0 at halftime and tack on another third quarter touchdown to win the game 48-0. The win wrapped up the district title and allows the Wildcats to host a first-round playoff game for the first time since 2007.
The Wildcats got three first-half touchdowns from both Nate McCoy and Chris Brown to improve to 7-2 on the season and 4-0 in the district.
Austin Chapman added the final score of the night in the third quarter.
The loss dropped the Rebels to 2-8 on the year and 1-3 in the district.
The Rebels were unable to get anything going on offense and struggled on defense.
It was the second week in a row the Rebels have given up 48 points to an opponent and the eighth time the team has given up at least 30 points. It was the second time the Rebels were shutout and the sixth time the team had failed to reach double figures in scoring in a game this season.
The Rebels will now have this week off as they prepare for their first-round Class 2A State playoff contest at Newport Central Catholic. It will be the third time the two schools have met in the first round. They played in 2008 and 2010 and the Thoroughbreds won both games.
For Owen County, it will be the first time since 2010 they have opened up the playoffs on the road.
The other playoff contests are set as well. Gallatin County will host Covington Holy Cross, Walton-Verona High School will be at home against Lloyd while Carroll County High School will travel to play at Newport. The games will be played on Nov. 9 or 10.
Before the playoffs begin and as the Rebels are enjoy a bye week, the rest of the district will end the regular season this week.
Gallatin will travel to take on Bishop Brossart, Walton-Verona will be at home against Lexington Christian, Carroll County will host Dayton and Trimble County will be at Kentucky Country Day.