Cajun Crushers

Rebels’ Second Half Rally Leads To 31-10 Win


Lindsay Himel Cambre

Riveriside running back Elijah “Bill” Davis runs for yardage against Country Day on Sept. 30.

Noah Trepagnier, Sports Editor

After a sluggish first half the Riverside Academy Rebels rallied in the second half to beat the Country Day Cajuns 31-10 Friday afternoon in Metairie. 

The Rebels scored only one touchdown in the first half while the Cajuns scored one and field goal.  But in the second half, Riverside outscored the Cajuns 24-0. Rebels running back Elijah “Bill” Davis rushed for 153 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries. 

At the start of the second half the Cajuns got the ball and went three and out due to the Rebels stellar defense, led by senior defensive back Cade Middleton, who also plays wide out and returner. The Rebels offense then took control with a 13 play, 65 yard drive capped by Davis’ run. The next touchdown came from Rebels Emanuel “Manny” Franklin, who scored on a 4 yard run to make the score 21-10.

The Rebels defense shut down the Cajuns, who not get another first down until 3:30 remained in the game. Linebacker Kaleb Brumfield sealed the game for the Rebels with an interception on the Rebel 35 and took it to the 12. Luke Hymel scored the last touchdown for the Rebels and the defense shut down the Cajuns on their last drive making the final score 31-10.

The Rebels (4-1) will take it back home to play the St. Martin Episcopal Saints (5-0) at Friday night at  7 p.m. on Mickey Roussel field.