The Franklin County Rebels beat the Coffee County Red Raiders 73-70 at home Friday for their second win of the season.
The Rebels took the lead in the third quarter and held off a late rally from the Red Raiders in the closing seconds to win the district matchup.
The Rebels were able to get out to an early lead in the first quarter, but a series of 3-pointers by the Red Raiders would even up the score at 21-21 by the end of the period.
The teams remained even throughout the second quarter with neither creating much separation.
The game was tied at 35-35 at halftime.
The Rebels began to catch fire from beyond the arc as they hit four 3-pointers in the third quarter to create some much-needed separation.
They led 55-49 entering the final period.
The Red Raiders cut the lead down to three points in the final minute and had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds, but the Rebels forced two missed 3-pointers at the buzzer to hold on and win by three.
Kane Reed led the Rebels with 16 points for the game, followed by Ke’Andre Johnson with 14 points and Sumo Scaife with 13.
Aydan Yates scored 11 points, Devean Shockley scored nine, Jamal Blackwell scored six, Mason Mitchell scored two, and LT Taylor and Nashawn Holman scored one point each.
With the win, the Rebels improved to 2-6 on the season and 1-1 in district play.
They will next play Saturday at home against Marshall County High School. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.