Cane River Football Practice Off To Solid Start



A young Cane River football team took its licks last season in a season out of the norm for the Rebels who finished with a 2-4 record, tied for third place in the Toe River Middle School Conference. Rebel Coach Cody Tipton says that the adversity that his young 7th graders endured last year only made them stronger and produced some leaders on the team for this year’s campaign. With 15 returning experienced players, including All-Conference running backs Isaac Shuford and Caleb Edwards and middle linebacker/offensive line standout Keaton Hall who coach Tipton called the inspirational leader of the team, the Rebels will be ready to better compete on the field this season.  Also starting in the backfield for the Rebels early this year are quarterback Colton Morrow and running back Jeremy Robinson. Coach Tipton said that although his line will not be as big as they were last season, his athletes in the trenches will be much quicker as will the overall team speed this year. Twenty -two players reported for Rebel camp last week as the team tries to get ready for its first test August 21 in a three team scrimmage at Erwin Middle School with Canton Middle School. The action gets underway at 5:30 pm. Photo by David Grindstaff--david@wkyk.com

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