No. 4 Rebels dominate NewtonBy JAMES PHILLIPS PHOTO BY BILLY FREEMAN,
Scott Central bounced back from a hard fought loss on the road to Philadelphia with a 55-12 thumping of the Newton Tigers for a district win on homecoming night. The Rebels offense, led by quarterback Treyon Wash, scored on big plays scoring all 55 points in the first half.
Scott Central started the scoring early in the first quarter when junior receiver Jeremiah Ousley took a jet-sweep toss over the left side for a 43-yard score, and the Rebel offense never looked back.
Wash accounted for five touchdowns on the night competing 6-of-7 passes for 155 yards and 4 touchdowns, and added 2 carries for 30 yards with 1 touchdown on the ground.
Scott Central had 389 yards of offense even though they called off the assault in the second half.
On the night, Lajavis Patrick scored two touchdowns with one coming on a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown. Ousley added another touchdown reception to make it two scores in the game with Jackie Donald scoring two touchdowns and Dee Burks adding a touchdown reception.
The Rebel defense held the Tigers in check all night on offense shutting them out in the first half while causing multiple turnovers. The defense allowed two scores in the second half, during mop-up time in route to the 55-12 district win.
Head coach Devin Cooper said that his team came out ready to play after the tough loss to No. 1 Philadelphia.
With the district win the Rebels move to 6-2 on the season and 1-1 in Region 6 play. Scott Central currently sits in third place behind Philadelphia and Union, but they will have their chance to take down the Yellowjackets this Friday night in Union.
Union (6-1, 1-0) is tied with Philadelphia atop the district standings. “We have known this will be a tough game since the beginning of the year,” Cooper said. “Union is a very tough football team and it’s really tough to play them on their home field.” This will be the second year in a row that the Rebels have to travel to Union to take on the Yellowjackets.
The game will kickoff at 7:00 p.m. in Union.