Still perfect: MBMS Rebels stay on winning track

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By Brian Blair

The Maurice Bowling Middle School Rebels keep doing what they have been doing all season – win.
The Rebels played two games last week and came away with two more wins. MBMS defeated Trimble County 44-8 and Lexington Christian Academy 38-24 to improve to 8-0 on the season.
Against the Raiders, the Rebels jumped out to a 22-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back.
Patrick Osborne intercepted a pass on the first play of the game and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown to get things rolling.
After a Josh Payton interception, Nolan Tackett scored on a quarterback sneak from the one-yard line and then tossed a pass to Ross Ford for the 2-point conversion to extend the lead to 14-0. Tackett and Ford then connected on a 38-yard touchdown pass to make the score 22-0.
Owen County took a 29-0 lead into halftime thanks in part to a 62-touchdown run by Osborne in the second quarter.
The third quarter was much of the same as the offense continued to play well and defense dominated.
Ty Smith got his second interception of the game and David Gray recovered a fumble.
Tackett and Ford connected for another touchdown completion to push the advantage to 36-0.
The Rebels would tack on another score in the fourth quarter when Smith scored from 35-yards out and Blake Duncan converted a 2-point conversion to give the Rebels a 44-0 lead.
Trimble County would score late to make the final margin 44-8.
On Saturday against Lexington Christian Academy, the Rebels again got off to a fast start.
Osborne scored on a seven-yard touchdown to open the scoring.
Tackett ran the ball in for the 2-point conversion to give the Rebels an 8-0 lead.
LCA scored on its opening drive to cut the lead to 8-6.
The Rebels would not waste any time getting back in the end zone. Tackett completed a 40-yard pass to Barnett for a score to make the score 14-6.
LCA once answered as they cut the deficit to 14-12 to close out the first quarter.
MBMS would score twice in the second quarter to stretch out the lead.
Osborne and Michael Thornton would rush for scores to make the score 30-12 at intermission.
The Rebels would see the lead cut to 30-18 before Osborne would score his third touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter to give MBMS a 38-18 cushion in the fourth quarter.
LCA would return the ensuing kickoff to make the score 38-24 but would get no closer as the Rebels came home winners.