Rebels unload on EHS frosh, 59-30


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  Had the game been a boxing match, it would have been stopped in the early rounds. This proved more painful than watching Mike Tyson take a bite out of Evander Holyfield's ear.
  The crime dogs came calling from Sullivan South and took a bite out of the 'Betsy defense with a stunning 59-30 shellacking over the freshman Cyclones at Rider Field on Thursday night.
  Curt Phillips dazzled the crowd with some stunning play at the quarterback position for the Rebels. The freshman signal caller rushed for four touchdowns and a two-point conversion to account for 26 points on the night.
  The Cyclones had trouble from the outset moving the football as South held a commanding 41-0 lead at the half. South continued its stellar play with another score before 'Betsy could get on the board.
  'Betsy finally got on the board when Wendell Loving hooked up with Justin Fuqua on a 56-yard touchdown pass, followed by Bo Carter PAT, to break the ice.
  Only 50 seconds elapsed before the Cyclones would get their next score. Thomas Roddy scooped up a fumble and rambled 52 yards to paydirt for the second score. Brooks Price found Loving in the end zone for the two-point conversion.
  Price came in at quarterback and gave the offense the spark it needed. On the next drive he was 3 of 3 for 45 yards and helped the cause by scampering in from 16 yards out. Again Price found Fuqua for the two-point conversion, and the 'Betsy sideline was pumped up.
  Elizabethton got its final score when Loving raced in from three yards out for the final score. Carter spilt the uprights for the final margin.
  "Our kids played hard and never quit," stated Elizabethton coach Jerry Jenkins. "Brooks (Price) came in and played very well on offense."
  C.J. Campbell was a bright spot on the defense with nine tackles, including three behind the line of scrimmage. T.J. Avery and Evan Ellis had some nice stops in the middle line.
  "We didn't tackle good nor did we play well," Jenkins said. "We've got our work cut out for us. Our kids have got to realize what it takes to be a good football team."