PROSPERITY — Mid-Carolina Rebels suffered an unwanted loss Friday night to the Ninety-Six Wildcats in a game littered with mistakes and missed plays.
There were some questionable calls by the referees, but the game was not lost because of the bad calls, unfortunately the Rebels lost this game on their own.
The initial touchdown by Ninety-Six began the questions.
The Wildcats fumbled the ball and it went into the end zone, with a host of Rebels all over the ball.
The issue began when three of the referees waved a touch back, but one showed a touchdown. When three of the referees flag a touch back, one would accurately assume the Rebels had the ball. The conference went with all the referees, but the lone one won out and it was ruled a touchdown.
This began the scoring streak for Ninety-Six.
Shortly after a punt from Mid-Carolina, Ninety-Six scored again.
Now it is early in the first quarter with a score of 14 to 0, Ninety-Six. On the kickoff, Ninety-Six recovered the kickoff at the Rebel 32 yard line, setting up another trip to the end zone for the Wildcats.
Ninety-Six now has 21 points in the 1st quarter, with Mid-Carolina having zero.
The second quarter was scoreless for either team, leaving the half time score 21 to 0 Ninety-Six.
The Rebels came out ready to play in the second half and Nick Sims-Metts made it into the end zone to put some points on the board for the Rebels. Ninety-Six answered with another score on the next drive.
The Rebels team was dwindling quickly when a long run to the end zone was called back because of a penalty and a recovered fumble was ruled in possession of Ninety-Six, although there were only Mid-Carolina players in the pile, which set up another touchdown by the Wildcats.
Mid-Carolina did complete a pass to Javarius Nelson for a score and followed with a 2 point conversion.
Mid-Carolina was unable to put anymore on the board and ended with the final score Ninety-Six 35 to Mid-Carolina’s 15. Practice will be hard next week and hopefully we can get back to the team the fans all love.