By Ashley Rodgers Oliver
The Pee-Wee Rebel football team opened the season Tuesday with a win against Macon-East. The team, comprised of 13 boys in grades 3-6, is a combination of first time players and those returning from last season.
Head coach Phil Tarver commented “Our defense played an outstanding game. They went to the ball and tackled well, only allowing Macon-East one 1st down the entire game.
Offensively, we are still learning but that will come with more playing experience. We had a couple of standouts such as 6th Grader, Zach Kennedy and 3rd grader, Spencer Newman who both did a real good job for us offensively”.
Coach Tarver was concerned when he had to make a quarterback change the day before the game. Cole Baker had been practicing at the position but suffered an injury that will have him on the sidelines the next few weeks. “Levi Waldrop stepped into the quarterback spot and did an awesome job”, stated Tarver.
The game remained scoreless until late in the 3rd quarter when Kennedy intercepted a pass intended for Macon-East. He went on to score a touchdown the next play of the game.
The Rebels defeated Macon-East with a final score of 6-0. The Pee-Wee team will travel to Glenwood on 8/30 to play the Gators beginning at 5:00 c.t.