Scott Central Rebels march over the Chiefs 35-7By JAMES PHILLIPS,
The Scott Central Rebels have had two very strong games following the opening game loss to Taylorsville. Mississippi’s No. 4 ranked 2A team played up to that billing and appeared to be a team on a mission during its 35-7 road thumping of the Pelahatchie Chiefs.
“I think, as the score showed, a lot of things went our way in the game,” said SC head coach Devin Cooper. “We were really able to take advantage of opportunities and hit some big pass plays early that put us in great positions to score, and then put the ball in the endzone.”
For the second week in a row the Rebels were the visiting team, and for the second week in a row before the home crowd got comfortable in the stands the Rebels were already leading by three touchdowns. The explosive SC offense has come to life after the slow first week, and once again this team is capable of scoring from anywhere on the field at any time.
On the night the Rebel offense was extremely balanced between running the ball and passing the ball, but it was the big chunks of yardage through the air that really got the Rebels out to a big early lead.
Cooper said his quarterback is really playing well and the scoreboard is showing those results. “Treyon (Wash) is really getting in a rhythm passing the ball and finding our athletic targets everywhere on the field,” he said.
With Wash at the helm, the offense put up 21 unanswered first quarter points to jump out to a big lead early. The offense slowed a little in the second quarter, but just before halftime Wash found his younger brother Zy Wash for a long touchdown strike to give the visiting Rebels a commanding 28-0 lead as they headed in to the half.
“The Wash to Wash scoring pass right before halftime was really a big play for us going in to the break,” Cooper said. “That was Zy’s first really big touchdown play, and it came from his older brother that was a nice moment for the brothers, and it also gave us a big lead which is key when your playing on the road.”
The elder Wash was 6-for-13 passing the ball for 158 yards and two touchdowns on the night and did not turn the ball over.
The SC rushing game was handled by a committee of six from the backfield and they all accounted for 179 yards on 40 carries.
One positive step for the SC rushing attack was that starting tailback Jabrelynn Vivians was back at 100 percent after suffering from injuries throughout the first two games of the season. “We ran the ball hard tonight and that helped us control the game,” added Cooper. “We also finally had our starting running back, Vivians, finally back healthy.”
The Rebels’ defense has another strong outing and have allowed only 7 points over the last two games. As a unit the Rebels had 5 turnovers that really stopped the Chiefs offense.
Scott Central (2-1) goes on the road again this Friday night to play the Florence Eagles (0-3). Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Eagles Field in Florence.