Coosa Valley comes up short to Northside Methodist

By DREW GRANTHUM/Sports Editor

It wasn’t the homecoming the Coosa Valley Rebels hoped for, as the squad fell to the visiting Northside  Methodist Knights, 19-16, on Oct. 3.

The Rebels found themselves down 12-0 early, but battled back to take a 16-12 lead. With six minutes left in the game, the Knights scored to make it 19-16 following the extra point. The Rebels failed to convert a fourth down attempt late, sealing the win for Northside.

Coosa Valley head coach Bob Taylor said the team showed promise despite the loss.

“We were down 12-0, and came back very well out of the half,” he said. “We had opportunities early, and were inside the 10 twice and failed to score. That’s tough.”

Miles Sharp had 15 carries for 106 yards and a score, while Mason Houston went 8-for-12 passing for 42 yards. Houston also rushed for 22 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, Walker Jones led the team with 10 total tackles.

The Rebels now move on to face Springwood on the road on Oct. 10.