Rebels Knock-out Knights 47-0 F

by Charles Thompson

Bonney Lake-Washington-Everything about this game just felt like football. When the game started it was about 78 degrees, but as the sun began to set mid-way through the second quarter there was a chill in the air telling us fall is right around the corner. It felt like GDFL Playoff football.

The #2 seed West Sound Rebels hosted the #7 seed Grit City Knights. This game was more than the final score though. This game would be the first playoff game by either team playing in the newly developed Pacific Northwest Region for the GDFL (Gridiron Pro Developmental Football League.)

Although the Knights lost the game, they have many things to build on for years to come. A solid shifty quarterback with a strong arm. A good offensive line. Very good running backs. A standout wide receiver. And a defense that continues to get better.

As far as the Rebels it was all business as usual. They threw the ball well, they ran the ball well, they got an early lead, and then let the defense take over and lock everything down. The final score was 47-0 Rebels.

You can really see that the more this O-Line works together the better they get. Which means more time for gun slinger JT Taase, and gaping holes for the running backs. This offense is fun to watch when everything is clicking. Running back Tyquan Bowie stated “the flow of the game was good, and still has room for improvement. You get big runs like mine (78-yard TD) in this game when you got amazing BLOCKERS like we got! Overall, everyone played very well.”

The defense had another huge night. They sacked the quarterback, they stuffed the run several times, and they had several interceptions. Including 2 (Tavarus Breland, Thomas Alston) that were returned to the house for touchdowns. Breland would also add a Punt return for a touchdown. Breland stated “defense got off to a slow start but came together as a unit to lock it down. We’re ready for any future competitors and excited about the remaining playoffs. He said on both returns he had teammates immediately telling him which way to go, and my blockers opened holes for me to run through for my touchdowns!”

Up next for the Rebels are the Washington Warriors. The two teams are 1-1 head-to-head this season and this will be a winner take all. If you love football, you’re going to love this game. It’s going to action packed and exciting. The game will be at Sunset Stadium in Sumner WA, at 6pm, Saturday 8/20/22.