PROSPERITY — The Mid Carolina Rebels fell to the Broome High School Centurions on Friday night in a 14-6 loss.
Broome elected to receive and a pass on fourth down was intercepted by Mid-Carolina’s Tre Sims. After no gains, the Rebels were forced to punt the ball away.
An illegal shift and false start against Broome caused the chains to be moved and after being brought down by Mason Hawkins, Broome was forced to punt.
Quarterback Corey Stone completed a pass to Jalen Bates Caldwell, but not before a personal foul was called against Broome, which put the Rebels at the 20 yard line. With 2:44 left in the first quarter, a pass from Stone was intercepted by Broome. At the end of the first quarter, the score was 0-0.
With 11:53 on the clock at the start of the second quarter, Broome scored the first touchdown of the night. A pass from Stone was called out of bounds and a flag was thrown calling pass interference on Broome, moving the Rebels to the 43 yard line.
Mid-Carolina put their first set of points on the board after Corey Stone kept the ball and ran into the end zone for the touchdown. Taylor Martin’s extra point attempt was blocked. The score was 7-6 in favor of Broome with 7:01 left in the second quarter.
The Centurions fumbled the ball on their next possession, but recovered it and Jake Mathis got the TD, putting Broome ahead 14-6 with 3:10 left in the second quarter.
With 2:48 left before halftime, the Rebels saw their first injury of the night with Terrell Long going down on a play. As the clock kept winding down, Mid-Carolina was unable to put anymore points on the board.
The score at halftime was 14-6 in favor of the Centurions and the third quarter was scoreless. The fourth quarter started with Broome still on top, 14-6.
At 11:50 in the final quarter, Mid-Carolina was forced to punt the ball away. Broome was brought down by Iyon Thompson and was flagged twice for holding, which moved them inside the 15 with 9:39 left in the game. A Broome pass was nearly intercepted by Thompson and a big play by JalenBates Caldwell gave the Rebels a first down.
With 4:50 left in the game, a flag was thrown against Broome for pass interference, which moved the Rebels to first and goal. Unable to complete a pass on fourth down, Broome took over with 2:09 left and let the clock wind down.
Mid Carolina Football Coach Louie Alexander said,
“Overall, I think we played really good. We played with a lot of heart and a lot of guts and we made a play or two more than we did last week,” head coach Louie Alexander said. “The kids went out and carried out the game plan.”
The Rebels travel to Clinton High School on Friday for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.
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