Rebel Football Takes a Tough Loss to Tallulah

By Molly Seales

On Friday, September 2, the Riverdale Rebel football team had its home opener against the Tallulah Trojans. It was a hard-fought battle against the Trojans, who are currently ranked #3 in Class 2A in the Impact Sports Coaches Poll. The Trojans came out on top, 58-40, but the Rebels played hard with lots of heart and never gave up.

On offense, the Rebels had a total of 345 yards with 6 touchdowns. Senior Ben Almond was 2 for 3 in passing for 26 yards, and junior Ryder Huddleston was 5 for 11 for 131 yards and 2 touchdown passes. Almond had 4 receptions for 113 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Kaidyn Williams had a reception for 26 yards, Kyle Guillory had a reception for 8 yards, and Landen Barrett had a reception for 8 yards. Almond had 14 carries for 76 yards and a touchdown, while Williams had 6 carries for 71 yards and 2 touchdowns. Guillory had 7 carries for 41 yards and a touchdown.

The Rebel defense worked hard against a very fast Tallulah offense. Senior Jace Wilhite led the way with 5 tackles, 2 assists, and a fumble recovery. Guillory had 6 tackles, and Barrett had 5 tackles with 2 TFL. Hayden Hillman had 2 tackles and 2 assists, while Williams had 2 tackles. Ashton Almond had 2 tackles and an assist, and Ben Almond had a tackle. Aston Hester and Huddleston each had an assist on a tackle.

The Rebels will travel to Lake Providence on Friday to take on one of their chief rivals, the Briarfield Rebels. Kickoff will be at 7:00 p.m. Let’s go boys! Get that win!

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