Fort Gay, W. Va. — Tolsia ( 2-2 ) beat Phelps ( KY ) 36-0 for their second straight victory on GMB Field at Wilts Salmons Athletic Complex Friday.
#1 Dakota Blackburn catches a pass from Robert Evans and makes a move to get in the end zone for the first touchdown of the night versus Phelps.
On the Rebels first drive they faced a 4th and 13 and Robert Evans hit Dakota Blackburn who made a great cut and found his way to the end zone for a 14 yard touchdown and it was 6-0 Rebels with 10:18 left in the first quarter.
After a blocked punt by Levi Parsley his second in two weeks Robert Evans scored on a 31 yard touchdown and Parker Watts added the two point conversion run and it was 14-0 Rebels with 7:32 in the first quarter.
It remained 14-0 Tolsia until
Evans once again found Watts who made a leaping catch between two defenders and landed in the end zone for a 19 yard touchdown with :02 before halftime and Bray Mollette added the two point conversion and it was 22-0 Tolsia at Halftime.
Parker Watts goes up between two Hornets to make the catch right before halftime.
In the third quarter Evans once again found Watts this for 26 yard strike with 8:32 left in the third period and it was 28-0 Rebels.
#77 Levi Parsley brings down the Phelps ball carrier on Friday night.
Under two minutes later Mollette went untouched 22 yards for touchdown and John Jerrell tacked on the two point conversion to set the final score of 36-0.
The teams agreed to reduce the rest of the third quarter and play 6:00 minutes with a running clock in the fourth quarter.
#5 Robert Evans breaks a tackle and gets up field for the first down.
Robert Evans led the Rebels with 95 yards on the ground, Bray Mollette finished with 86 yards rushing and Wesley Slone had 6 yards rushing.
Robert Evans completed five passes for 107 yards.
Parker Watts caught three passes for 78 yards and Dakota Blackburn caught two passes for 29 yards.
Tolsia will head to Naugatuck next Friday for a showdown with rival Tug Valley who is 3-1 on the year and ranked in the top ten in Class A.
Phelps ( 1-4 ) will host Montcalm ( W. Va. ) ( 3-0 ) on Friday October 5th.
Tolsia Head Coach David Thompson
“…We knew coming in that Phelps would be better than last year and that is what we preached to our team all week long. We started fast with the early touchdowns and then we sputtered offensively and they had a little to do with that. They made some plays offensively and kept our offense off the field and when we were on the field we kept shooting our selves in the foot with penalties and dropped passes. But through it all our guys played hard and we came out with the win.”
“… Really proud of our defense tonight. Thought they were around the football all night and put a bunch of pressure on their quarterback. And then I thought the touchdown right before half gave us all the momentum and then broke their backs a little. Evans to Watts is a lethal combo and to get that right before the half was huge.”
“… I didn’t think we played particularly well and I’m sure they were looking ahead to next week when we play Tug Valley on the road and with a young team that happens sometimes. It should be a dandy in a great atmosphere for high school football. We are excited and looking forward to competing with a top ten team in front of a big crowd”
“… Great crowd for us here tonight and it was awesome to see all of the jerseys in the crowd from the Tolsia youth league and the teams from Crum and Fort Gay middle school here. I’m sure they loved getting their name announced at halftime and run out onto the field. Those feeder programs are big for us at the high school level. The youth league has really improved and the numbers are up as well. So glad to see Crum middle have a team again and Fort Gay has about 30 kids out and won the county championship last year. I try to help those programs when I can and get out to the practices and the games. I think was have things lined out and starting to move in the right direction at all levels. You know Rome wasn’t built in a day, it takes time but I’m excited for the future of Rebel football.”