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Rebels suit up for spring game

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The spring football game is not about winning or losing. It's about taking what you've learned over the past two weeks and applying it at game speed.

The grey team won the spring game, 20-18, because they managed to convert one two-point conversion. However, it should be noted that five two-point plays were not converted. A deserving pat on the back for both the grey and red defenses.

"I thought the kids had a good time. There are lots of jobs wide open. We're going to grade the film and just get a further evaluation," said Spencer Hill, who is starting his second campaign as the Rebel's head coach.

The unofficial stats show that each side got the ball six times and both squads scored three times. Sterling Stowers served as quarterback for both the red and grey teams.

"We just split them up as even as we could. (Defensive Coordinator) Coach (John) Sinclair got mad at me, because I kind of made it more offensive balanced...than defensive balanced," said Hill on how each team was selected.

All told, the offenses ran 23 pass plays, completing 17, and called 24 running plays.

The defense had seven tackles for losses, including one sack.

The grey squad also recovered a fumble to stop the red team's first drive.

It should be noted that not all of the yard lines were painted on the field, making it impossible to calculate yard's gained or lost.

"We accomplished pretty much what I wanted to get accomplished. We wanted to work on fundamentals. Part two is to evaluate. We are as deep as a team as what we've ever had here," remarked Hill about this year's spring practice. "We feel really good about our first teams and second teams right now."

After the hour-long game, the Rebel Booster Club provided hot dogs and drinks to the players bringing a conclusion to the two-week long spring practice, but not the end of training.

"We've got a good summer coming. A summer full of 7-on-7 and a couple of team camps. We've still got a long ways to go, but I'm pleased where we are," said Hill.

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