Youth Rebels come up short in Super Bowl

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By The Staff

The Owen County Youth Football Mighty Pro and Power House football teams recently played in the North Central Kentucky Youth Football League Super Bowls.

Both teams came up short in their quest for a championship. The Mighty Pro team fell to Walton while the Power House team lost to Grant County Gold.

Mighty Pro Division

Walton 13, Owen County 6. The normally potent Rebels’ offense came out flat in this contest. On defense, Logan Harrod had a fumble recovery in the first half. However, the Bearcats took a 13-0 lead into half-time. In the second half, the Rebels’ offense started to wake up. A long pass from Harrod to Blake Burke moved the Rebels into Bearcat territory. Runs by Harrod, Burke, and Dalton Miley pushed the ball to the Bearcats’ 2-yard line. From there, Miley bullied his way into the endzone for the score to cut the Bearcats’ lead to 13-6. Later in the half, the Rebels faithful got excited about a come-back when Logan Meadows pounced on a Bearcats fumble. However, the Bearcats held on for the victory.

Power House Division

Grant County Gold 19, Owen County 14. The Braves were looking to avenge their only loss of the season in this contest. The Gold squad jumped to a 7-0 first quarter lead. However, in the second quarter the Rebels’ offense started to click. Big runs by Damien Hopkins, Ty Smith, and Patrick Osborne pushed the Rebels to the Braves’ 4-yard line. From there, Osborne battled his way into the end zone for the score. Kirby Young added the conversion to send the game to the half tied 7-7. In the second half, the Braves scored two touchdowns to jump to a 19-7 lead. Late in the fourth quarter, the Rebels came roaring back when Smith broke free on a short swing pass and raced down the right sideline for a 53-yard touchdown run. Patrick Osborne connected with Aaron Bihl to cut the Braves’ lead to 19-14. Greg Taylor came up big on the ensuing kick-off when he recovered an on-side kick for the Rebels. Unfortunately, with only seconds remaining, the Rebels were forced to throw long in an attempt for a big play. The Braves held on for the win.