By Molly Seales
On Friday, October 14, the Riverdale Rebels traveled to Woodville, MS, to take on the WCCA Rams. It was an uncharacteristic night for the Rebels, as they didn’t seem to pull things together as a team. This was possibly because of fall break and being out of their usual school and practice routine. They were defeated by the Rams 36-12. Even with the loss, the Rebels have a 7-2 record and will still be strong playoff contenders.
Offensive stats were not available, but the defense made a great effort to hold off the Rams, who were about twice our size. Team totals were 44 tackles, 9 TFL, a sack, a PBU, and a fumble recovery. Junior lineman Hayden Hillman made his presence known on the field the entire game. He led the team with 9 tackles, including 3 TFL, an assist, and a quarterback sack. Senior Ben Almond had 7 tackles, 2 assists, and a fumble recovery, while his brother freshman Ashton Almond had 6 tackles, including 2TFL, and 4 assists. Ryder Huddleston also had 6 tackles with 1 TFL, 2 assists, and a crucial PBU, while Kyle Guillory added 5 tackles, including a TFL, and an assist. Landen Barrett had 3 tackles and 3 assists, and Jace Wilhite had 3 tackles and an assist. Kaidyn Williams had 2 tackles, including 2 TFL, and 2 assists, and Tyler Parker had 2 tackles and an assist. Aston Hester rounded out the defense with a tackle.
This Friday night the Rebels will take on Franklin Academy at home for senior night, where our senior football players and cheerleaders will be honored. Senior night presentations begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by kickoff at 7:00 p.m. Friday is pink out spirit day, and there will be a pep rally at 2:00 at the stadium. We hope that you can all come out Friday and support our seniors and our Rebels!
Photo Credit: Leslie Johnson
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