The Rebels (2 - 3) held on to defeat the West Central Heat (0 - 6) Friday (Sept. 21) 28 - 24.

After holding the Heat on the game's first series, the Rebels used a little trickery to score the games first touchdown. QB Nathan Adams handed off to RB Trayton Jones who flip back to E Hunter Kiesewetter who was in motion. Kiesewetter then threw a pass to a wide open Hunter Donovan for a 50 yard score. On the next Rebels possession Kiesewetter now quarterbacking connected again with Donovan this time for a 58 yard TD. The Rebels lead 14 - 0 with 5:54 to go in the first quarter. The Rebels would increase their lead in the second quarter on a Trayton Jones 15 yard run upping the lead to 20 - 0. But the Heat would come back scoring two touchdowns cutting the lead to 20 - 12. The Rebels would answer scoring one more time in the second quarter. With 9 seconds left before half Kiesewetter hooked up with Ryan Murphy for a 23 yards TD making it 28 - 12 at the half. In the third quarter, the Heat would score cutting the lead to 28 - 18 after three quarters. In the fourth quarter the Heat made the score 28 - 24 scoring a TD at 5:03 mark. The Heat would stop the Rebels on downs and got the ball back with 1:15 to go in the game. Brandon Franzen would intercept a pass with 1:04 left to give the ball back to the Rebels. After the Rebels got a first down the Rebels were able to run clock out to preserve the victory.

The Rebels had 408 yards of offense (225 yard rushing - 183 yards passing) while the Heat had 256 yards of offense (164 yards rushing - 92 yards passing). Hunter Kiesewetter was 9 of 18 passing in his first games as QB for 183 yards (3 TD - 1 INT). Donovan had 5 reception for 140 yards (2 TD) and Murphy had 2 catches for 38 yards (1 TD). Trayton Jones carried the ball 19 times gaining 156 yards (1 TD) and Kiesewetter carried the ball 21 times rushing for 70 yards. Kane Newton led the defense in tackles with 11 with Logan Swank adding 7 tackles. Franzen had the only interception for the Rebels in the game.

The Rebels are now 13 - 0 vs. the Heat.

The Rebel Fresh/Soph (1 - 3) lost a another close game Monday night (Sept. 17) this time to Ridgewood 26 - 24. The F/S will go to Biggsville next Monday (Sept. 24) to play West Central (3 - 1). Kick-off is schedule for 6:00 PM.

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Lincoln Trail Conference
LTC Overall
Princeville 3 0 5 0
Mid-County 3 0 4 1
Mercer County 2 1 3 2
Annawan/Wethersfield 2 1 2 3
Ridgewood 1 2 3 2
Stark County 1 2 2 3
United 0 3 0 5
West Central 0 3 0 5
Week 5 Schedule
Friday September 21, 2018

Stark County 28
West Central 24

Princeville 42
Annawan/Wethersfield 6

Mercer County 28
Ridgewood 8

Mid-County 35
United 6

Week 6 Schedule
Friday September 28, 2018

United @ Stark County

Ridgewood @ Annawan/Wethersfield

Mercer County @ West Central

Princeville @ Mid-County

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