Rebels win 27-20 on Thursday Night Football
The Parkwood Rebel's home football game vs. Jordan-Matthews was moved to thursday but no matter as the Rebels win 27-20. Nothing better than TNF!!! Senior Max Robinson intercepted two passes in the fourth quarter and also caught a 32-yard touchdown pass to lead Parkwood High to a 27-20 home win over Jordan-Matthews on Thursday night. Robinson finished with four catches for 134 yards, helping the Rebels improve to 3-1 on the year. Parkwood jumped out to a 21-0 lead with three rushing touchdowns in the first half, but Jordan-Matthews clawed back in the game. Parkwood junior tailback Tre Butler, coming off a career-high 229 rushing yards the week before in a win over Piedmont, was knocked out of the game early in the third quarter after scoring two TDs in the first half.
Butler took a hit to the helmet on a sweep and did not return. He appeared to have concussion-like symptoms. Butler finished with nine rushes for 95 yards.
Parkwood had 302 yards of offense, compared to 186 for the visitors, but were hit with 22 penalties for 197 yards.
Parkwood's Andy Giarla is BACK!!!
During his on-going battle with brain cancer, senior Andy Giarla has been motivated by the thought of putting on his football uniform again and playing for his teammates at Parkwood High. An offensive tackle who started 13 games for the Rebels' 2AA state semifinal team last year, Giarla is still receiving treatment after being diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer last May, but he's been cleared by doctors to play football again. He's been practicing with the Rebels for two weeks, but Thursday's home game against Jordan-Matthews will be his first live action of 2014. Giarla, who wears No. 71, has been through brain surgery, six weeks of chemotherapy and another six weeks of radiation, according to his Dad, Rick Giarla. He's currently in a chemo regiment that includes five days on and 23 days off, and that will last for a year. STAY STRONG ANDY!!!
Parkwood holds on for BIG win over Piedmont
The Rebel offense was back on track after week 1's disappearance. Senior QB Josh Coble was 5 for 5 through the air for 145 and 3 touchdowns and added 2 more touchdowns on the ground. Coble hooked up with Senior WR Max Robinson for all 3 of the touchdowns. Junior tailback Tre Butler ran 11 times for 107 yards adnd a score. The Rebels will host Piedmont Friday night.
Rebels roll over Union Academy.
The Rebls improved to 2-1 with a thrilling 49-47 home win over Piedmont on Friday. Max Robinson had touchdown receptions of 53, 18 and 63 yards from QB Josh Coble, and Tre Butler ran for two scores. Sophomore Donovan Harris scored the game-winning touchdown on a 9-yard run with 2:30 left in the game. Coble set it up with a 40-yard zig-zag scramble on third down. Butler, a speedy junior, rushed for 213 yards on 24 carries.
Rebels can't stop Kendall & the Cavaliers
Parkwood had no answer for the Cavaliers offense Friday night fall to the Cavaliers 34-9. The Rebels offense mustered just three points on the night — a 26-yard field goal by Drew Hause on the opening drive. Junior tailback Tre Butler stood out for the Rebels on Friday finishing with 15 carries for a game-high 75 rushing yards and added a 99-yard kick- off return for a score. Parkwood senior quarterback Josh Coble completed all three of his passes to senior receiver Max Robinson, who finished with 27 yards. Robinson also had seven carries for 41 yards. Drew Hause, a returning starter at defensive end, finished with three tackles for loss, including a sack. Robinson and senior Jordan Washington each had an interception for Parkwood, which also got a fumble recover y from sophomore. Rebels will host Union Academy on Friday.