Rebels search for first win


Grace L. Morgan

Defense prepares for play.

Khalyce Griffin, Staff Reporter

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord not for men.” Colossians 3:23.

   Every home game our George County Rebel football team takes a good look at this quote and remembers it as they walk onto the field.

   The Rebels varsity team is currently 0-2, coming up short by one touchdown in both games, finishing off the Greene County game with a score 22-15

   Junior varsity played their first game on Tuesday against Moss Point and came out on top with the score 34-12. 

   “We just have to study our mistakes, we are filming everything. We watch those films with our kids and our coaches and we try to make the corrections on a daily basis,” Head Coach James Ray said. “Hopefully these lessons will start sticking and our kids will understand more and more on how to study that film and what to get out of it.” 

   Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the football players gather and practice in preparation for their games on Friday. Coach Craig Agee encourages students to show support whenever possible.

   “Come out and see what we’re doing and see the work that the guys are pulling in, and even the young lady’s hat helps us out from the managers to the filmers,” Agee explained. “Just coming out and being seen and helping out whenever needed, not just coming out on Fridays which is great but we would like to see you more often.”

   So far this season, Junior Marlin Odom leads the team with 63 receiving yards, Junior Jacobe Street leads the team with two touchdowns and 88 rushing yards. Sophomore Blane Green also leads the team with seven and half tackles.

   The Rebels take on the Ocean Springs Greyhounds at 7:30p.m tonight.

UPDATE: Rebels came up short against the greyhounds, final score was 36-0