The Franklin County Rebels beat the Grundy County Yellowjackets 68-56 at home Tuesday for their first win of the season.
The game was close in the first half with the Rebels pulling away in the last two quarters to get their first victory.
The opening quarter was tightly contested with the Yellowjackets holding a slight lead when the period ended.
The Rebels trailed 16-15 after one quarter.
The second quarter went exactly the same way with both offenses playing well in the early moments of the contest.
The Rebels trailed 36-35 at halftime.
The Rebels played a strong defensive quarter to start the second half as they limited the Yellowjackets to just seven points. On the offensive end, Kane Reed and Sumo Scaife combined to score all 13 of Franklin County’s points for the quarter.
The Rebels led 48-43 going into the final period.
The Rebels continued to pull away in the fourth quarter as they put up another 20 points in the period to grow the lead to double digits. They went on to win by 12 points.
Reed led the Rebels with 18 points for the game, followed by Scaife with 15 points and Jamal Blackwell with 12.
Malachi Perkins scored eight points, Aydan Yates scored seven, Devean Shockley scored four, Ke’Andre Johnson scored three and Na’Zaiyah Holman scored one.
With the win, the Rebels improved to 1-2 on the season.
They will next play Friday against Siegel High School at Cannon County High School in a game for the Mitch Wilson State Farm Classic. Tip-off is scheduled for noon.