One step back.
After their come-from-behind win two weeks ago against Trumann, followed by a dominating win over Westside, the Highland junior Rebels didn't play as expected in their 18-0 loss to the junior Blazers at Valley View on Oct. 9.
The first half was chewed up by four series.
Freshman Garrett Sublett intercepted a Valley View pass deep in Highland territory to stop a driving Blazer offense.
The junior Rebels' first drive stalled after a holding penalty negated a first down pass.
Sterling Stowers' punt was returned to the Highland 33, setting up a nine-play Valley View drive, concluding with a Zeke Turley 1-yard score.
The junior Rebs drove 47 yards but couldn't punch it in as the half ended.
In the second half, Highland had two fumbles and an interception for an 85-yard touchdown by John Faughn.
"Offense was absolutely horrible tonight. No execution. No effort," said junior Rebel Head Coach Spencer Hill. "Not a lot of anything out of the junior Rebels tonight."
Faughn also scored on a 45-yard touchdown.
Stowers and Jalen Belleton had nine tackles a piece and Michael Moore had eight to lead the Rebel defense.
Stowers rushed for 77 yards on 17 carries.
Highland (3-3, 2-2) will host Pocahontas on Oct. 16.