CHAPIN — The Mid-Carolina Rebels hit the road Friday night in their first game of the season, falling to the Chapin High School Eagles 13-28.
Going into the second quarter, both teams were tied 7-7 before Chapin’s Xzavion Gordon made it into the endzone with 4:16 remaining in the quarter, making the score 7-13.
For the remainder of the second quarter, the Rebels were unable to put points on the board, giving the Eagles ball possession with two minutes left before halftime.
Gordon found the endzone for another Eagle touchdown and opted to attempt a two point conversion to Jason Graves to widen the gap for the Rebels, extending the Eagles lead 7-21.
The Rebels regained ball possession, but a flag on quarterback Cade Ruff for intentional grounding caused the Rebels to lose yards and a down. Ruff’s attempt to find Cc Boyd were incomplete with less than 20 seconds in the third quarter.
Mistakes continued to be made for the Rebels after returning from halftime. A fumble by the Rebels was returned by Chapin’s James Wells and widened the score again with a touchdown by Taison Thomas, bringing the score to 7-28.
Going into the final quarter, the Rebels were able to get one more set of points on the board with two seconds left in the game. The extra point was not attempted, giving the Eagles the victory.
The Rebels will be back home this week playing host to Saluda High School at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
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