Rebels Lose to Centreville, Going to Playoffs

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football11The Central Private Rebels began the 2009 football season with most experts
predicting them to finish with a .500 winning percentage at best.  The Rebels
far exceeded that prediction and entered the final regular season game with
Centreville Academy with the opportunity to become the first team in school
history to finish with a 9-1 record.  Centreville entered the game as the two
time defending state champion.  In addition, the Rebels were the only team to
beat the Tigers one year ago.
      Despite the best efforts by the Rebels, CA was determined to avenge last
year’s loss and took control of the ball game from the opening kickoff.
Hunter Travis returned the kick to the
      CP 40-yard line and Zach Sinclair took over from there.  The 5’8″ senior who
rushed for 166 yards in the first half, gained 20-yards on 4 carries before
Beau Field went the final 32-yards on a 4th and 14 play. 
      The Rebels who struggled with the rain which at times was a down pour gained
two yards on three plays before having to punt.  The Tigers then went on a
5-play 66-yard drive with Sinclair finishing the drive with a 16-yard dash
into the end zone.  A missed PAT left the score 13-0.  CP was able to run  8
plays with Bobby Muse who carried 18 times for 136 yards on the evening
getting the bulk of the work.  CA was able to take possession of the ball once
again after stopping the Rebels on a fourth down carry.  A 50-yard carry by
Sinclair set up a 1-yard blast into the end zone for his second score of the
      The Rebels were once again stopped and forced to punt.  As further evidence of
the way the night went for both teams, the Rebels were able to stop Sinclair
on a 4th down play but the football popped into the air and was recovered by
the Tigers.  The 2pt conversion was a pass that the Rebels were able to get a
hand on but was caught by the Tigers for the 2pts.
      The score put the Tigers up 27-0.
      The Tigers were then able to put their final score on the board with :40 until
half time when Cliff Hurst was able to connect on a 12-yard pass to Colby
Lockwood and Gavin Travis added the PAT.
      Central Private was able to get on the board in the second half with
quarterback Jason Young rushing 16 yards for the first score and then tossing
a 3-yard pass to Matthew Wallace as time expired in the game.  The win gave
the district championship to Centreville Academy after the one year reign of
the Rebels.
      Central Private now returns to the playoffs on Friday night as they face
Bowling Green at Rebel Field.  A brand new chance to once again prove the
experts wrong.

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