The Commentator Staff
The Freeman Rebels did a horrible injustice to the John Marshall Justices by beating them 54-8 on Friday. Freeman managed to score on almost every drive and looking at the score, someone could forget Freeman’s struggles in the first two minutes of the first quarter. Although John Marshall’s blitz was somewhat effective, Freeman stuck to a pass-heavy opening offensive drive. Freeman’s offensive line was bailed out by the first drive by the skill of Jack Pollard and a sixteen-yard touchdown catch by Patrick Gorman on third down.
That was where Freeman’s struggles ended. Touchdowns started blurring together for Freeman as Korry Cooper, Patrick Gorman, and Tyriq Mines all found themselves in the end zone. However, the highlight of the night was a play that never changed the score. Ernie Campbell managed to spring a 90-yard touchdown that got called back because of a recent rule change, regarding a block in the back, that was put into effect this year. John Marshall did, however, put together a drive that got all the way down to the three-yard line, but the Rebel defense managed to stop the Justices on the half-yard line for an inspirational goal line stand.
Freeman’s main goal for the game was to “make sure that everyone got a chance to play in the game,” said head coach Mike Henderson. The Rebels finished their business with excellent sportsmanship to improve to 3-2 on the season. The team is now focused on their road test against Glen Allen on Friday, Sept. 29.