Turner 3-0, Routs Randolph Clay

The Turner County Rebels hosted the Randolph-Clay Red Devils on Friday night at Alan Hobby Field in Ashburn.  It was the final non region game of the year for the Rebels as they looked to improve to 3-0 on the young season.  It was a lethargic and sloppy performance at times by the Rebels but they still had more than enough firepower to defeat the Red Devils 31-6.

Firepower: Turner County was weapon heavy Friday night as they outgunned Randolph-Clay 31-6. Photo: Jessica Peters/SGSN

Firepower: Turner County was weapon heavy Friday night as they outgunned Randolph-Clay 31-6. Photo: Jessica Peters/SGSN

The Rebels got on the board first thanks to a 27 yard field goal from senior DeAndre Pierce in the first quarter.  That score held until senior Lorenzo Bolden found the endzone from nine yards out to make the score 10-0.  Both teams traded turnovers throughout the first half but with 1:12 left to go in the first half, the Rebels started a drive on their own 21 yard and went 79 yards in forty seconds to get in the endzone again as Moore found Pierce from 28 yards out for the touchdown.  Bolden added the two point conversion and the Rebels had an 18-0 lead at the half.

After another Rebels touchdown, the visitors from Cuthbert got on the board on a short field after a Rebels turnover to make the score 24-6.  But the Rebels would score again as Moore scored on a quarterback keeper to make the score 31-6.

It’s the first time the Rebels have started the season 3-0 since 2000, a season in which the Rebels eventually finished 9-2.  Optimism and confidence are flying high in Ashburn this year under new head coach Ben Simmons.

Next week, the Rebels will be on the road for the third time in four games as they travel to McRae to take on Telfair County, who is 2-1 on the young season.  It will be the region opener for both teams as they are both trying to enter the conversation as potential threats in region play.  Irwin County, Charlton County, and Clinch County have been the teams to beat in Region 2-A for the past several seasons but the Rebels are trying to show they belong in the picture as well.

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