CRESTVIEW – Coming off a disappointing 3-7 season, the Crestview Rebels opened up 2017 on the right foot with a 41-20 victory over the West Branch Warriors.
The West Branch Warriors came out firing on all cylinders and marched down the field on the opening drive capping it off with a 27 yard touchdown run by Cole Pittman with the first two minutes. Crestview would quickly respond with a 26 yard touchdown by last year’s leading rusher Andrew Yanssens, who eclipsed the 100 yard rushing mark.
After the Warriors stretched the lead to 13-6 on a 15 yard TJ DeShields touchdown pass to Nate Crick, the Rebels Dylan Huff would take over.
Dylan Huff would score four total touchdowns; one kickoff return, one interception return and catching two of quarterback Caleb Hill’s three touchdown passes. Huff would score two of his touchdowns in the final three minutes with the Rebels up by seven to put away the Warriors.
The Rebels defensive front pressured DeShields all night with Wyatt Woodring, Dominic Perry and Justin Collins being the main culprits. The 3-year starter for the Warriors wasn’t able to get into a rhythm all night facing the heat from the Rebels defense resulting in the Rebels picking off the ball four times led by Huff and Danny Moore (two interceptions).
The Rebels look to keep their winning ways going next Friday against Struthers and you can hear it live on YSN.