Hephzibah too much for Josey

Rebels 24, Eagles 8

HEPHZIBAH 24, JOSEY 8

Josey 8 0 0 0 – 8

Hephzibah 0 16 6 2 – 24

First Quarter

J–Juwan Tolbert 15 run (Naquan Anthony 2-point conversion good), 5:05

Second Quarter

H–Daryl Hammond 4 fumble recovery (Chris Hall 2-point conversion good), 4:13

H–Hall 34 pass to Darrell Baker (Wallace Curtis 2-point conversion good), 1:08

Third Quarter

H–Hall 50 pass to Baker (PAT failed), 1:25

Fourth Quarter

H–JayQuan Lewis tackles Ennashia Gardner for a safety, 5:56 

 JH
First Downs149
Rushes-Yards31-20823-126
Passing Yards110123
Comp.-Att.-Int.5-12-09-18-2
Fumbles-Lost1-04-2
Punts-Yards6-1473-72
Penalties-Yards7-5013-85

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING–Josey: Wallace Curtis 18-97. Quintae Brown 15-88. Hephzibah: Naquan Anthony 11-59. Juwan Tolbert 8-48.

PASSING–Josey: Chris Hall 5-12, 109 yards. Hephizbah: Juwan Tolbert 9-18, 123 yards.

RECEIVING–Josey: Darrell Baker 2-84. Hephzibah: Ennashia Gardner 10-80.

HEPHZIBAH 24, JOSEY 8

PLAY OF THE GAME: Trailing 8-0 in the second quarter, Hephzibah linebacker Daryl Hammond recovered a Josey fumble and ran it back for a touchdown.

STAR OF THE GAME: Hephzibah wide receiver Darrell Baker caught a pair of TDs, leading the Rebels to their first victory since Nov. 4, 2011.

WHY HEPHZIBAH WON: It outscored Josey 22-0 during a 17-minute stretch between the second and third quarters.

WHY JOSEY LOST: It had 13 penalties accounting for 85 yards.

QUOTABLE: “We know we struggled last season, but this was the best summer we’ve had in a long time,” Hephzibah head coach John Bowen said. “Look, we still have a long way to go but I couldn’t be more proud of this group of kids. We played exactly the way I hoped we would tonight.”

NEXT: Glenn Hills at Josey, Friday; Burke County at Hephzibah, Friday.

– Doug Stutsman, correspondent

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