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Middle School Rebels Defeat Camden Lions 32-8

By Jim Potts
jpotts@mckenziebanner.com
Posted 10/5/21

McKENZIE (September 30) — The MMS Rebels hosted Camden for their final home game which was also 8th grade night honoring 8th grade players and cheerleaders prior to the game.

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Middle School Rebels Defeat Camden Lions 32-8

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McKENZIE (September 30) — The MMS Rebels hosted Camden for their final home game which was also 8th grade night honoring 8th grade players and cheerleaders prior to the game.

The 8th grade football players include: Luke Toombs, Morgan Christman, Aaron Blue, Tim Airline, Owen Walker, Eli Vinson, Xander Johnsey, Ethan Haney, Mason Batten, T.J. Johnson, Khamari Coleman, Davarion Gilbert, Aiden Callis, Ramon Tellez, Ryan Toombs, Landin Deatheridge and Caden Tucker. The 8th grade cheerleaders include: Alexis Rimmer, Katlynn Hoffman, Sydney Rimmer, Gracie Aird, Charli Weatherford, and Katelynn Essary.

McKenzie won the toss and got the ball first and it didn’t take long to get on the scoreboard. Tim Airline got loose for a 60-yard score on a second down play to make it 6-0. The two-point conversion was no good.

Camden’s first possession went into McKenzie territory but was ended by an interception by Owen Walker at the Rebel 26. McKenzie drove to the Lion 35 where Airline took the ball off the left side on fourth down and went 35 yards for his second touchdown of the night. The two-point conversion was no good but the Rebels led 12-0 with 21 seconds remaining in the first quarter.

The Rebels got the ball right back recovering the ensuing kickoff near midfield. Three plays later Airline went up the middle for a 23-yard score to make the McKenzie lead 18-0 less than a minute into the second quarter. The two-point conversion was no good.

The Rebels ended Camden’s next possession with their second interception this time by Luke Toombs. Airline scored his fourth TD on first down with a 28-yard scoring run. The two-point conversion was no good as the lead was extended to 24-0.

The Lions got a long drive going mixing runs and pass completions and reached a first down at the McKenzie 17 but fumbled the ball with the Rebels recovering it. On first down, Airline broke several tackles and raced for a 75-yard touchdown with 2:05 left in the first half. The two-point conversion pass was good from Cole Brown to Jacoby Melton to make the score 32-0.

Camden took the ensuing possession into McKenzie territory but the first-half clock ran out on them.

In the third quarter, Eli Vinson ended the Lions’ first possession of the second half with an interception and returned it to the Camden 25. The Rebels moved inside the Lion 10-yard line a few plays later but failed to convert a fourth down play and turned the ball over to Camden.

Camden took their next possession inside the McKenzie 20-yard line with the Rebel defense holding the Lions on a fourth down play. McKenzie took over on their own 5 and got caught in their own endzone for a safety making the score 32-2. The Rebels kicked off from their own 20 and Camden got the ball in good field position and drove it for a score a few plays later with a 12-yard touchdown. The two-point conversion was no good leaving the score 32-8. Both teams played younger players late in the third quarter and all during the final quarter.

McKenzie’s record improves to 4-3 with one final game at Dresden next week, which was postponed from earlier in the season.

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