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October 26, 2013
A week after suffering their first loss of an otherwise-superb season, the Freeman Rebels bounced back to knock off J. R. Tucker 24-8.
An opportunistic Freeman team took advantage of a series of drive-killing fumbles and poor snaps by Tucker’s single-wing offense, forging a 17-0 lead at the half. The Tigers got on the board after the break on a 40-yard touchdown pass from Malik VanBrussell to Isaiah Kneeland to make it 17-8. Freeman answered, however, salting the game away when Evan Tyler scored his second touchdown of the night, reaching the end zone on a five-yard run and pushing the score to its final margin of 24-8.
Tyler finished with 124 yards on 19 carries and the two scores, the first of which was from 26 yards out. Jack Gerstenmaier added a 24-yard touchdown run that put the Rebels up 10-0 in the second quarter. Freeman quarterback Kyle Farkas finished 10-for-15 for 153 yards.
On the Tucker side, Malik Van Brussel and Kyriee Warren ran for 66 and 64 yards, respectively. However, the Freeman defense only allowed a couple of big plays (one of which was the Tucker touchdown) by the explosive Tiger attack. After Tucker averaging nearly 47 points per game over the past month, the Rebels held the Tigers to only eight points.
Freeman is now 7-1 and has two very winnable games before the playoffs begin. Tucker’s postseason status is much less certain. At 4-4, the Tigers are on the bubble of the 4A playoffs. They also finish the year against Hermitage. Next week’s game against Mills Godwin will likely determine the Tigers’ fate.
For highlights of Freeman’s win over Tucker, click HERE!
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