Timberwolves maul Rebels in home opener, 43-13

Lee Attaway For The Observer

September 1, 2013

PROSPERITY — The match up between 4-AAAA White Knoll Timberwolves and 2-AA Mid-Carolina Rebels got off to an exciting start with the Rebels pushing in the opening drive in the first quarter, but the Timberwolves came out on top with a final score of 43-13.

The first quarter ended with the score tied at 7-7. Sophomore Landon Dowd made an interception to stop the Timberwolves drive in the second quarter but the Rebels were not able to capitalize and had to punt.

Conner Doolittle’s punt was blocked and resulted in a safety. White Knoll capitalized on Mid-Carolina’s two fumbles and the first half ended with White Knoll on top, 30-7.

After the half, Mid-Carolina kicked off to White Knoll and they drove it to inside the 20 where Ty Glymph picked off a pass and ran it to midfield. The Rebels long snapper was on the sidelines with an injury and a bad snap resulted in Doolittle not being able to get the punt off.

He was tackled at the Rebel 35-yard line, but the Rebel defense held them to 5 yards and White Knoll turned over the ball on downs back to Mid-Carolina.

On the first play, White Knoll recovered a Mid-Carolina fumble. A 30-yard pass to the end zone put another 6 on the scoreboard for the Timberwolves, but the Rebels were able to block the extra point. That left the score at 36-7.

On the next kickoff, L’Jay Campbell ran it out to midfield before the Timberwolves could stop him. After a few drives, QB Austin Shealy completed a pass to Mackenzie Flemon for a touchdown. Doolittle’s extra point was blocked. White Knoll quickly answered with another touchdown and extra point, making the score 43-13.

The Rebel’s Chris Edwards stopped another drive by the Timberwolves in the fourth quarter by intercepting the ball inside the 20 and running it back to midfield. Neither team scored in the fourth quarter.

Next week the Rebels travel to Gilbert for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.