Rebels’ coach proud of effort against Panthers

By Kelly Duncan -

PROSPERITY­ —The Mid­-Carolina High School Rebels lost to the Abbeville Panthers last Friday night, making the Rebels 0-­4 for the season..

“We played really hard. We’ve been short because of players with injuries, but the effort from the players was tremendous. All in all the effort is all we ask from kids,” said Coach Louie Alexander.

The final score was 37-7.

Region play starts Friday and Alexander hopes to get some injured players back and to continue to work on things the team is already good at.

Alexander also commended quarterback Cade Ruff, who played his second game as quarterback, for his performance during Friday’s game.

“I thought he played really well and made some really good decisions and good plays with his legs,” Alexander said.

Compared to last week, Alexander said that the offense and defense competed well.

“Abbeville had tremendous team speed, which is something we have a little of. Offensively, we were without two starting offensive lineman, Will Morris and Robert MacDonald, who were out with concussions, and a couple other kids got key experience Friday night. But overall, we’re getting better.”

The Rebels take on Broome High School this week.

“Broome is a very good school. Jeff Turner is a good football coach, and they are going to be well prepared,” he said.

By Kelly Duncan

Reach Kelly Duncan at 803-276-0625, ext. 1868, or on Twitter @TheNBOnews.

Reach Kelly Duncan at 803-276-0625, ext. 1868, or on Twitter @TheNBOnews.