Taylor Stovall

Franklin County's Taylor Stovall drives in for a layup during a game Saturday at Warren County High School. Stovall scored 12 points in the 56-46 loss.

The Franklin County Rebels lost to the Warren County Pioneers 56-46 on the road Saturday for their sixth loss of the season.

The Rebels, playing without several starters, fell behind early and couldn’t make up the deficit in the second half as they took their fifth straight loss.

The Pioneers got off to a fast start with 19 points in the first quarter to put the Rebels in a decent hole. Ke’Andre Johnson scored all nine of Franklin County’s points in the opening period.

They trailed 19-9 after one quarter.

The Rebels made up a little bit of ground in the second quarter as they were able to slow down the Pioneers’ offense.

Franklin County trailed 25-18 at halftime.

Both teams had their best offensive periods in the third quarter with the Rebels cutting the deficit down to as low as four points before the Pioneers jumped back ahead by double digits.

The Rebels trailed 45-34 going into the final period.

The Rebels were not able to make a significant dent in the deficit in the fourth quarter as they lost by 10 points.

Johnson led the Rebels with 13 points for the game, followed by Taylor Stovall with 12 points and Aydan Yates with seven.

LT Taylor scored six points, Debron Russell scored four, and Shaimar Lyons and Jamal Blackwell scored two points each.

With the loss, the Rebels moved to 5-6 on the season.

They will next play Tuesday at Lawrence County High School. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.