Tanner Copley scooped up a fumble and went 48 yards to pay dirt to give the Rebels a 6-0 lead just :47 seconds into the game.
On the first play after the ensuing kick off East Carter QB Braden Hicks found a streaking Micah Adams for a 72 yard touchdown pass and Shawn Greenhill booted the extra point and the Raiders never looked back.
After the Raiders recovered the kickoff Ashton Block plowed in from 3 yards out to push the lead to 13-6 with 9:26 left in the first quarter.Hicks connected with Adams on fourth down for a 36 yard pass to make it 19-6 with 1:45 left in the first quarter.
With under :30 left in the first quarter Ethan Moore striped Copley and went into the end zone untouched from 15 yards out and Greenhill tacked on the PAT to make it 26-6.
In the second quarter neither team put any points on the board to set the score at Half 26-6 East Carter.
In the second half Jacob Underwood raced in from 52 yards out and Greenhill added the PAT to make 33-6 in the third.
Hicks and Dawson Witt hooked up for a touchdown and Greenhill once again booted the PAT to make it 40-6 in the third.
Greenhill booted a 24 yard field goal with 10:46 left in the game to set the final score.
John Wilson led the Rebels in rushing with 59 yards on 12 carries, Tanner Copley 11 carries 22 yards, Zack Ball 5 carries 10 yards, John Wilson 2 carries 9 yards, Anthony Riggs 1 carry 7 yards, David Dingess 1 carry -3 yards.
Copley was 1-6 for 26 yards passing, Jesse Muncy was 1-1 for 4 yards.Zack Ball 1 catch for 26 yards, Tanner Copley 1 catch for 4 yards.
Tolsia Head Coach Eric Crum
“… Sometimes you put your best defender on their best player and it just doesn’t work out. They had more horses then we did. We didn’t have a very good week of practice. We were missing guys all week. Little bit of sickness going around but that’s no excuse. Sometimes you just have to suck it up and come out to practice and have the mindset to get better everyday.”
“… We knew tonight was going to be a challenge they are big and fast with athletes everywhere and they showed that tonight.”
“… Hopefully the bye week will help us get some guys healthy. We are pretty banged up right now. I’m not normally a fan of the bye but it comes at a really good time for us. Should get Gavin Meadows back which will help tremendously he might be our best defender. When he is out we have to move a bunch of people. We will get back to the basics this week coming and try to get back on track.”