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The following are results from the Owen County Rebels Youth Football action.
Hilltop Hawks, 14 - Owen County, 8
The young Rebels found themselves in a 14-0 hole at half-time. However, the Rebels cut into the lead when QB Chase Stewart hit Cody Elliott for a pass which Elliott turned into a 56-yard ramble for a touchdown. Jacob Osborne added the conversion to cut the Hawks’ lead to 14-8. The Rebels gained possession at the end of the game but ran out of time.
Gallatin County, 27 - Owen County, 25
This game belonged to Cody Elliott. He scored four times to power the Rebels’ offense. However, the difference in the game was the after-touchdown conversions. The Wildcats scored on three of four conversions and the Rebels on only one. Elliott scored his first touchdown on a 45-yard pass play from Chase Stewart. Elliott added touchdown runs of 47, 60, and 48 yards in the second half. Stewart added a conversion. Madison Brown had a fumble recovery for the Rebels.
Grant Blue, 20 – Owen County, 0
The Rebels could never get on track in this contest. They fell behind 13-0 at the half and could get no closer.
Owen County, 12 – Pendleton County, 0
The Rebels played impressively to post their first victory of the season. They got their first score on a pass from QB Chase Stewart to Cody Elliott. Elliott rambled 60 yards to put the Rebels on top 6-0. Late in the first half, the Panthers had a first and goal at the three-yard line. However, an impressive goal-line stand led by big plays from Lincoln Cobb, Jacob Osborne, Darren Patrick, Logan Wagers, and Elliott kept the Pendleton offense out of the end zone. In the second half, the Rebels got a big fourth-down conversion on a pass from Stewart to Osborne to keep a drive alive. After the big conversion, Elliott broke loose on the next play for a 37-yard touchdown run to put the Rebels up 12-0.
Walton, 25 – Owen County, 0
The Rebels fell behind 13-0 in the first half and couldn’t recover. Darren Patrick had a fumble recovery for the Midget squad.
Mighty Pro Division
Mason, Ohio. 20 – Owen County 6.
The Rebels jumped to a quick offensive start behind a first down run by Blake Burke and two long runs by Logan Harrod. Harrod’s second run took the Rebels offense to the 1-yard line. From there, Burke powered in to give the Rebels a 6-0 lead. The Mason team scored to send the game to half-time at 6-6. The Mason team controlled the second half for the win.
Owen County, 36 – New Castle Chiefs, 0
Logan Harrod lead the way in this controlled scrimmage with three touchdowns. Also scoring for the Rebels were Blake Burke, Dalton Miley, and Timmy Morris. The Rebels got strong defensive play from Jason Gray and Robert Risch.
Owen County, 26 – Gallatin County, 0
The Rebels’ defense held the Wildcats on its first possession. On offense, Logan Harrod took the first play from scrimmage 47 yards for a touchdown and a quick Rebels’ lead. Blake Burke added the conversion for a 7-0 score. After the Rebels’ defense stood solid again, Chase Petroff followed a monster block from Harrod around the right side for a 45-yard touchdown jaunt to push the Rebels advantage to 13-0. Burke added his name to the touchdown list on the Rebels next possession when he rambled 30 yards for a touchdown. Dalton Miley added the conversion to send the Rebels to half-time with a 20-0 lead. In the second half, Harrod recovered an on-side kick for the Rebels and Miley had a big hit that caused a fumble that was recovered by Ethan Searcy. On offense, the Rebels got big runs from Logan Meadows and Timmy Morris capped with a 1-yard TD run by Ethan Fitzgerald.
Grant Blue, 19 - Owen County ,13
The Rebels were a little shocked in this contest. Their normally strong defense only gave up three plays for positive yardage. Unfortunately, the Braves scored on all three of those plays. Things looked good early for the Rebels when QB Logan Harrod connected with Blake Burke behind the Braves’ defense for a 60-yard scoring strike to take a 6-0 lead. The celebration was short-lived when the Blue squad took the ensuing kick-off back for a touchdown to tie the score at 6-6. Things looked bright again when Harrod picked off a Braves’ pass with one minute to go in the half. A Harrod-to-Robert Risch pass pushed the ball deep into Braves’ territory. However, the drive stalled. With two seconds left in the half, the Braves broke a 94-yard run for a touchdown to lead 13-6 at halftime. In the fourth quarter, the Rebels still trailed. However, that’s when Dalton Miley went to work. Miley carried several times to move the ball down the field to the Braves’ 5-yard line. From there, Blake Burke scored and Harrod added the conversion to tie the game at 13-13. The Rebels’ defense gave up its third big play of the day on the next series to fall 19-13.
Owen County, 21 - Pendleton County, 0
The Rebels returned to form against the Panthers with a dominating performance on both sides of the ball. In their first offensive series, the Rebels marched down the field behind great blocking from Jason Gray, Dakota Stewart, Ethan Searcy, Timmy Morris, Robert Risch, and Connor Jacobs. Runs by Logan Harrod, Blake Burke, Chase Petroff, and Dalton Miley moved the ball to the Panthers’ 5-yard line. From there, Burke hit paydirt. Miley added the conversion for a 7-0 Rebels’ advantage. After holding on defense, the Rebels’ offense went to work again. Runs by Burke, Petroff, and Harrod moved the ball down the field. The drive was capped on a 14-yard TD run by Logan Meadows. Ethan Fitzgerald added the conversion to push the Rebels lead to 14-0. The Panthers pushed the ball downfield late in the half. However, the drive was thwarted with an interception by Harrod. The second half began much like the first with a long drive by the Rebels. The big play of the drive was a 35-yard strike from Harrod to Burke to the 2-yard line. From there, Miley scored and Petroff added the conversion for a 21-0 lead. In the fourth quarter, big runs by Meadows, Fitzgerald, and Jacobs moved the ball to the Panthers’ 7-yard line. However, the Rebels could not punch the score in.
Walton, 7 -
Owen County, 0
This game was dominated by the defense for both teams. The Walton squad scored all the points they needed in the first half with a long TD run and conversion for a 7-0 lead. Ethan Searcy recovered a fumble for the Rebels in the first half. In the second half, two big hits by Logan Harrod caused fumbles that were recovered by Blake Burke and Timmy Morris. However, the Rebels’ offense couldn’t put any points on the board.
Power House Division
Owen County, 6 - Bright Raiders , 0
Damien Hopkins gave the Rebels all the points they would need when he rambled 55 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. Cameron Perkins had a fumble recovery for the Rebels.
Owen County, 6 - New Castle Chiefs, 0
Ty Smith scored on a long run for the Rebels in this controlled scrimmage.
Owen County, 14 - Gallatin County, 6
The Wildcats jumped ahead with an early 6-0 lead. However, Ty Smith quickly tied the score when he broke down the left sideline for a 56-yard touchdown. Damion Hopkins added the conversion to push the Rebels to a 7-6 advantage. Patrick Osborne had an interception for the Rebels in the first half. In the second half, the Rebels got a little breathing room when Kirby Young stripped a Wildcat ball carrier and raced 52 yards for a touchdown. Young added the conversion to give the Rebels the 14-6 win.
Owen County, 19 - Grant Blue, 0
The Rebels Power House squad had to grab a little respect back for the home team by taking the only victory of the day. The Rebels offense marched down the field early in the contest behind great blocking by Wyatt Rohling, Haydon McGowan, Austin Towles, Cameron Perkins, and Grant Smith. Their drive was capped on a 9-yard TD run by Damien Hopkins. Hopkins added the conversion for a 7-0 Rebels’ lead. Hopkins added the Rebels second TD of the day on a 45-yard romp for the score and a 13-0 lead. The Rebels’ defense kept the Blue squad in check with great play from Rohling, Patrick Osborne, Greg Taylor, Aaron Bihl, Kirby Young, Ty Smith, and Blake Duncan. Michael Thornton had a fumble recovery in the first half for the Rebels. In the second half, the Rebels’ defense continued to play strong. Young caused a fumble that was recovered by Bihl. Smith added the Rebels’ last score on a 6-yard TD run for a 19-0 victory.
Owen County, 15 - Pendleton County, 0
The Power House squad remained undefeated with a hard-fought win over the Panthers. In the first half, big runs by Ty Smith and Damien Hopkins pushed the ball down field. Hopkins scored on a 13-yard run to give the Rebels a 6-0 advantage. Wyatt Rohling recovered a fumble for the defense. In the second half, Hopkins electrified the crowd with a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown. Kirby Young added the conversion to push the Rebels’ lead to 13-0. On the ensuing kickoff, the Rebels on-side kick was recovered by Austin Towles. On the Rebels’ first play after the recovery, Smith broke loose for a big 50-yard gainer to the Panthers’ 9-yard line. A run by Patrick Osborne took the ball to the 1-yard line. However, the Panthers held the Rebels out of the end-zone. The Rebels’ defense came up big after that when Rohling caught the Panthers’ ball carrier in the end-zone for a safety and a 15-0 lead.
Owen County, 19 - Walton, 0
The Rebels came through with another strong performance to remain undefeated. Damien Hopkins got the Rebels on track early when he broke free for a big 34 yard gainer to the 6-yard line. From there, Ty Smith found the end zone for a score. Kirby Young added the conversion for a 7-0 Rebels lead. In the second quarter, Patrick Osborne had an interception to stop a Walton drive. In the second half, Smith took the first play from scrimmage 54 yards to the Walton 6-yard line. After an Osborne run Smith added his second TD of the day to push the Rebels’ lead to 13-0. The Rebels showed its defensive metal on the next series when Hopkins jolted the Bearcats ball carrier to cause a fumble that was recovered by Blake Duncan. In the fourth quarter, the Rebels’ offense marched down the field concluding the drive with a 4-yard TD pass from Osborne to Aaron Bihl to finish the game 19-0.