Rebs exorcise Devils

WR Tyler Maples had 165 yards receiving and 2 TD's through the air, Tyler Clendenen picked off two Halls passes, Aaron Douglas had 65 yards receiving and a TD and Taka Koyano put every kickoff in the endzone for a 35-0 halftime lead that the Red Rebels would never relinquish.

The final result was a crushing 42-10 defeat that was not as close as the score allowed.

Looking Ahead

Maryville travels to the lair of the beleaguered Lenoir City Panthers this week for a quick playoff tune up.

Maryville comes into the 10th and final regular season game of 2006 at 9-0, ranked #1 in Region 3, 4A and having already clinched the Region 3 title for the 5th straight year and the 8th time out of the last nine years.

The Rebels are averaging 40 points a game on offense, while only giving up a little over 10.6 points per contest on defense.

The Panthers, on the other hand, are far removed from 2004, their last season above .500 at 7-5. In the two years since, Lenoir City has only strung five wins together, four of those coming in 2005. They're 2-10 in Region 3 play in that time frame.

Lenoir City has reason to believe the future might be brighter though. The Panthers are giving up nearly 22 points per contest this season, but that's a vast improvement over last season's mark of 33 points per game.

The Panthers are obviously missing WR Jesse Johnson and RB Rommel Hightower from least year's squad, as the offense is only averaging 13.5 ppg, down from 22 ppg a year ago.

Panther Head Coach Mark White would like to play spoiler to his brother Mike's Rebels (MHS Offensive Coordinator), but don't look for it to happen Friday or anytime soon.

Individual Accolades:

* Tyler Maples passed his graduated brother WR/DB Ryan Maple's touchdown record of 25. He also had 165 yards and two scores of 50 and 60 yards in the first half. Tyler now stands at 27 TD receptions on the year, with one more regular season game and the whole 4A playoff slate still ahead.

* The quartet of LB Travis Carpenter, TE Aaron Douglas, QB Brent Burnette and WR/DB Tyler Clendenen all had breakout games vs. their old friends from Halls.

All four grew up in the North Knoxville area. Carpenter had several bone jarring hits, Burnette shook off and early sack to complete 4 straight passes and a TD. Douglas had maybe his best game of his young career, as chronicled above and Clendenen snagged his two interceptions.

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