Turner 5-0, Scalps Indians 44-0

Ashburn -The Turner County Rebels certainly liked their chances coming into Friday night’s game against the Charlton County Indians. The Rebels came in ranked third in the most recent GHSA Class A power rankings while the Indians came in ranked number one. But what actually happened Friday night definitely caught the attention of everyone who follows high school football in the state. Behind a suffocating defense that held the Indians to under 100 total yards, the Rebels steamrolled to an impressive 44-0 victory over the previously undefeated Indians.

The Rebels led 14-0 at the halftime thanks to two Lorenzo Bolden touchdowns. They led despite the fact that they had four turnovers on offense in the half. But the Indians offense, which came in averaging over 360 yards of offense per game and who had two running backs who averaged close to 10 yards per carry, never could get any momentum in the first half. Turnovers and a missed opportunity on a fake punt doomed the Indians offense in the first half.

Air Attack: Turner County used the passing game in a big way in Friday's win. Photo: Jessica Peters/SGSN

Air Attack: Turner County used the passing game in a big way in Friday’s win. Photo: Jessica Peters/SGSN

In the second half, the Rebels scored on their opening possession. Sophomore Tyler Moore found senior Ced Leggett on a slant over the middle to make it 21-0. With Charlton being forced to go to the aerial attack, the Rebels defense capitalized as senior Briand Wynn intercepted a Charlton pass and took it 40 yards for the touchdown. After recovering a Charlton fumble, the Rebels delivered the knockout punch as Moore found Tamorrion Terry down the sidelines for a touchdown to make it 35-0.

The Rebels would add on more points in the fourth quarter thanks to a Lawton Merriweather touchdown and a safety on a botched snap on special teams.

With the victory, the Rebels improve to 5-0 and 2-0 in region play. Next week, the Rebels will be back in Ashburn as the Lanier County Bulldogs come to Alan Hobby Field.

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