Riverdale JV Football Gets Big Win Over Northeast Baptist

By Molly Seales

On Friday, September 23, the Northeast Baptist Knights travelled to Marston Stadium to take on the JV Rebels in their final game of the season. The Rebels came away with a big 50-22 win. Both the offense and the defense made outstanding efforts to pull out the win.

Freshman Ashton Almond and freshman Tanner Carlisle went out big in their final JV game, with each scoring 2 touchdown and making a 2-point conversion. Freshman Zane Givens, who got to play in his first game of the year due to an injury, scored a long touchdown for the Rebels. 7th grader Kane Milner-Dortlon scored his first JV touchdown, and 7thgrader Jackson Hillman scored his first two JV touchdowns. 8th grader Cannon Breedlove had 2 2-points conversions for the Rebels. Freshman Ben Moseley was on point with his snaps and blocks at center as well as a strong force on the defensive line.

On the defensive side, 7th graders Kane Milner-Dortlon and Kaden McNeely recorded their first JV interceptions. Freshman Tyler Wilhite’s speed on defensive will definitely be missed, as he had numerous tackles on the year. Freshman Remington Dabbs’s presence on the offense and defensive line will be missed next year as well. Even losing six freshmen, the JV Rebels should be a force to be reckoned with as 8th graders Kolten Antilley and Dustin Davis will return on the line, as well as Breedlove on offense and defense. The 7th grade will return Milner-Dortlon, Hillman, McNeely, Riley Keith, and Jax Hearold.

The newly formed JV cheer squad has done amazing job cheering on their boys all season. The JV cheer squad includes captains Alissa Curry, Lexi Mancil, and Krista Mancil, as well as 8th graders Ally Kate Hillman, Abbie Jowers, and Harleigh Lefler. 7th graders include Adyson Barrett, Maddie Baxley, Bailey Borders, Hannah Murray, Kaleigh Pickett, Chloe Spradley, and Emma Youngblood. 6th grade cheerleaders are Kenna Coleman and Brooklyn Giddings.

We will miss our freshman players Ashton Almond, Tanner Carlisle, Remington Dabbs, Zane Givens, Ben Moseley, and Tyler Wilhite and our 8th grade cheerleaders Alissa Curry, Ally Kate Hillman, Abbie Jowers, Harleigh Lefler, Krista Mancil, and Lexi Mancil. Thank you all for your dedication and spirit this year. Go Rebels!

Photo Credit: Kym Dabbs