Hurley, Va. — A rain soaked field didn’t slow down the rushing attack from Tolsia one bit in a 44-14 victory over Hurley Friday night at the Cliff.
Hurley opened the scoring on their first possession when Peyton Hurley raced in from 27 yards out to get the scoring started and Hurley led 6-0 with 8:46 left in the first period.
On the first play of the Rebels second possession Parker Watts took a pitch and went 74 yards for a touchdown and Robert Evans added the two point conversion and Tolsia led 8-6 with 8:29 left in the opening period.
Early in the second quarter Cole Jordan scored his first touchdown of the year from one yard out and Evans converted the two point conversion and the Rebels led 16-6.
In the video Cole Jordan scored his first touchdown and Robert Evans scored from 13 yards out.
Hurley cut the lead to 16-14 after Kevin Looney found the end zone from 8 yards out and Matt Justice added the two conversion with 7:25 left in the second quarter.
Evans scampered in for a 13 yard touchdown and Dakota Blackburn recovered a fumble in the end zone on the two point conversion try and it was 24-14 Rebels with 4:00 left in the first half.
After Tolsia recovered a Hurley fumble inside the five yard line.
After the turnover on fourth down Bray Mollette broke several tackles and found the end zone from 7 yards out on the final play of the first half to make it 30-14 Rebels at the half.
Watts went untouched on a 31 yard touchdown run for the only points of the third quarter to make it 36-14 with 2:16.
Evans scored on a 28 yard touchdown and Mollette added the two point conversion to set the final score of 44-14 with 5:05 left in the game.
Parker Watts led the Rebels with 168 yards, Robert Evans had 88 yards, Bray Mollette finished with 77 yards, Cole Jordan 1 yard.
Evans was 1 for 2 passing with a 16 yard completion to Dakota Blackburn.
Tolsia ( 4-4 ) will head back to Virginia this Friday to face the Grundy Golden Wave ( 3-5 ) at 7:00.
Hurley ( 3-5 ) will host Castlewood ( 1-8 ) on Friday at 7:00.
Tolsia Head Coach David Thompson
“… Really proud of this bunch. We are young but we are getting better every week. We dropped a couple of games early on but man they are coming together at the right time. We beat a good team tonight that has about 14 seniors on Homecoming in these conditions says a lot about our team. Long trip up here on a bus with no easy way to get here and then out in that performance is pretty special.”
“… We tweaked a couple things this week because of the weather forecast and it paid off. That offensive line is really started to gel as we make a push to get into the playoffs. I thought we dominated up front on both sides of the ball. We are usually a passing team but with these elements we had to adjust and play power football and we can do that consistently we can be a dangerous football team.”
“… I thought our coaching staff did a great job all week putting in a plan and are went out and executed it all night. We watched them in film and I was impressed with their line and was worried how we would matchup and boy, did those guys come to play. So so proud of everyone from top to bottom.”