SALUDA — The Mid-Carolina Rebels will be looking to rebound following a heartbreak loss last week against Chapin with a road victory over Saluda tonight at 7:30 p.m. — weather pending.
Saluda school officials said late Thursday that they are continuing to monitor Tropical Storm Hermine with a decision expected sometime today whether the game will be postponed to Saturday. If it is postponed, the kick-off will likely be at 11 a.m.
Last Friday the Rebels led the Chapin Eagles by 11 points midway through the fourth but were unable to finish them off thanks to an unlikely onside kick recovery by Chapin with two minutes to play.
Head coach Louie Alexander said Monday the team came out to practice feeling perhaps a little sorry for themselves but by Tuesday their heads were back up and they had a “really good” practice.
Last season the Rebels and Tigers also met in Week 2 with the Tigers coming out on top 35-2.
It’s been a bit “feast or famine” for Saluda thus far in 2016, falling to Strom Thurmond 38-7 before bouncing back to scorch Ridge Spring-Monetta 49-13.
Alexander said they are a really good football team with a sizable defensive front, solid special teams and he described their quarterback and running back as “tremendous weapons.”
Offensively he said it’s going to be business as usual for the Rebels — establish the run game as a first priority.
Headlining the injury list is senior running back Terrell Long with senior Jaterran Wise also unlikely to play.
The Rebels are back home next week to face Batesburg-Leesville.
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