The Rebels scored first on a John Wilson five yard jaunt and Tanner Copley found Devin Stull for the two point conversion and Tolsia lead 8-0 with 8:12 to go in the first quarter.
Wilson scored his second touchdown of the night this time from 3 yards out to make it 14-8 with 5:10 left in the first half.
Tolsia got the ball back and on 4th Down and Stull went up between two defenders to haul in a Copley 20 yard pass and the two also connected for the two point pass to make it 22-8 with 27 second before half.
In the second half Tolsia added to their lead when Copley scampered in from 23 yards out to make it 28-8 with 4:58 left in the third period.
But the Panthers would not go away and scored 28 straight points beginning with a Varney to Tanner Kirk 3 yard pass and Varney to Ethan Colegrove two point pass with 37 seconds left in the third to make the score 36-16.
In the fourth quarter the Panthers inched closer when Varney found May for a 12 yard touchdown with 7:03 left in the game to make it 36-22.
After recovering a fumble Varney connected with Colegrove for a 20 yard strike with 5:37 left to make it 36-28.
After a Tolsia punt Varney hit May once again for a 12 yard touchdown and then ran in the two point conversion to make it 36-36 with 2:51 left.
On the final Rebel drive Jesse Muncy ran for 12 yards and Tanner Copley galloped 46 yards behind Stone Sartin to set up Tolsia at the 11 yard line Wilson scored the go ahead touchdown and Muncy hit Josh Wilson to make to 44-36 with 1:18 left.
Tug Valley marched right back down the field before TJ Jackson caused and fumble and Josh Wilson fell on it at the three yard line with 10 seconds left to seal the victory.
John Wilson went over the century mark once again for the Rebels on the ground with 135 yards on 21 carries, Zack Ball had 98 yards on 5 attempts, Tanner Copley 80 yards on 10 carries, Jesse Muncy 30 yards on 3 carries, Josh Wilson 3 for 17 yards, Jordan Beckelheimer 3 for 3 yards.
Tanner Copley was 2-2 for 55 yards through the air.
Zack Ball 1 catch for 35 yards and Devin Stull 1 catch for 20 yards.
Blake Sturgell, Anthony Riggs and Josh Wilson recovered fumbles and Jesse Muncy had an interception for the Rebels.
Tolsia will host East Carter, Ky who is 4-1 next Friday night.
Tug Valley will face Pike Co. Central ( 4-1 ) at Home next Friday night.
Tolsia Head Coach Eric Crum’
“… Anytime Tolsia and Tug Valley get together it’s a battle and tonight was no different. They are very athletic and really put our guys to the test at the end. We got tired and without a couple key guys it made it even tougher. We are still making too many silly mistakes right now.”
“… The last two years we have had big leads and just about blew the games but a win is a win. We are 4-1 right now with a big game next week against East Carter before a much needed bye week and hopefully we can get some guys healed up and back in action.”
Tolsia Junior Zack Ball
“… Made me a little nervous when they tied it up after we had the big lead but I had confidence in our guys that we would go down and score. We have to eliminate our mistakes from now on.”