On Friday, Freeman scored a major win at the football team’s first home game of the season. The Rebels faced off against the Atlee Raiders, accompanied by a huge crowd of supporters from the student section.
In a riveting game, Freeman won 21-14 with some stand-out plays. Junior quarterback Andrew Bland had an impressive night with an overall total of 88 pass yards and 121 rushing yards. Senior wide receiver Thomas Laughlin gained 56 yards through the air and junior running back Charlie Martin added 58 on the ground. One of the highlights of the game came courtesy of Jahrell Horne who intercepted Atlee quarterback and Penn State recruit Tyler Warren.
The players on the field weren’t the only source of enthusiasm. The student section was filled with fans rocking backwards baseball caps and untucked button-downs for the classic fraternity theme which accompanied Friday’s game. In accordance with tradition, the seniors were decked out in togas to match the “greek” atmosphere. The Rebel Man, senior Will Coker, led a series of raucous cheers from the stands.
In whole, Friday night was an energetic and enthusiastic night for Freeman’s student body and the football team hopes to get similar results in the rest of their upcoming games for this season.