Since a season-opening loss to the Class 2A Union Knights, Gladbrook-Reinbeck has rolled to seven straight wins. The Rebels looked to win the district outright last night with a victory over Wapsie Valley.
The Rebels were striking pay dirt first on the second play of the game.
On the Warriors 45-yard line, Rebel Quarterback Camden Kickbush simply hands it off to #30 Eric Stoakes, and Stoakes does all the rest with his speed down the right side of the field and he is gone -- touchdown Rebels. The extra point was blocked, but the Rebels lead six-zip.
The Warriors go four-and-out, and the Rebels go right back to work.
Kickbush had other ideas with some great moves in and around the Warriors as he runs for about 20 yards.
Seven plays later, Kickbush -- on a fourth-and-five from the 6, hands off to Stoakes, and Stoakes weaves his way to the back of the end zone. The two-point conversion is good, and the Rebels lead 14-zip.
The Warriors say "enough." Quarterback Riley Woods goes to the air on a fourth-and-seven and finds #81 Mitchell Sovich down the middle for a 20-yard pick up.
Two plays later, #36 Jake Goeller -- behind a very impressive offensive line push -- scores a touchdown. The extra point is wide right, but the Warriors are on the board 14-6.
Rebels say "no worries" and from their 26-yard line they decide to go deep and find #9 Colton Dinsdale down the field wide open, and he makes some Warriors miss before going down on Wapsie Valley's 34-yard line.
Five plays later, now in the second quarter, Kickbush finds #4 Jake Schuman in the back of the end zone. The Rebels go back on top 21-6 with 10:44 left in the second.
The Rebels run away with this one. Final: Rebels 49, Warriors 6.