Dixie Rebels win puts them in second place

Dixie Rebels v. Rocky Mountain Mudd Ducks, St. George, Utah, May 5, 2012 | Photo by Leo Wright, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – The Dixie Rebels were in town Saturday night as they took on the Rocky Mountain Mudd Ducks. Unlike last week, the Rebels jumped out to a big lead early as they lead 35-0 at halftime on their way to a 47-14 win.

Dixie Rebels' Dallas Irvin breaking tackles the entire game, which helped him pick up two touchdowns, Dixie Rebels v. Rocky Mountain Mudd Ducks, St. George, Utah, May 5, 2012 | Photo by Kyle Scow, St. George News

The Rebels really moved the ball around as Andy Stokes, Sione Tapousi, Brennan Adams, Stephan Cook, and Miguel Rivera each scored one touchdown while Dallas Irvin was the only Rebel that scored two touchdowns.

The Rebels had to overcome a few obstacles in order to pull off the win. Not only were they missing kicker and punter Steve Pulver and running back Kyle Coop, but quarterback Diarra Fields rolled his ankle in the second quarter and sat out the rest of the game.

With the action across the Rocky Mountain Football League, the league leaders are becoming apparent. Going into the game the Utah Shock was the only undefeated team and the Dixie Rebels, Wasatch REVolution, Treasure Valley Spartans, and Utah Stealth all had one loss each. However, the Stealth beat the REVolution 26-9, and the Shock beat the Spartans 31-14. That leaves the Rebels (4-1) and the Stealth (3-1) as the only one-loss teams left and the Rebels will get to play both the Stealth and the Shock (4-0) in St. George.

If they win their last three games, Great Falls Gladiators next week, the Stealth on May 19th, and the Shock on June 2nd, they will have home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

Rebels' Diarra Fields looking for an open receiver, Dixie Rebels v. Rocky Mountain Mudd Ducks, St. George, Utah, May 5, 2012 | Photo by Kyle Scow, St. George News
Competing with the Ironman St. George, the Rebels had their smallest crowd of the season, but the fans still turned out, Dixie Rebels v. Rocky Mountain Mudd Ducks, St. George, Utah, May 5, 2012 | Photo by Kyle Scow, St. George News
Diarra Fields hitting an open receiver, Dixie Rebels v. Rocky Mountain Mudd Ducks, St. George, Utah, May 5, 2012 | Photo by Kyle Scow, St. George News
Brandon Thompson returning a punt, Dixie Rebels v. Rocky Mountain Mudd Ducks, St. George, Utah, May 5, 2012 | Photo by Kyle Scow, St. George News
Rebels No. 99, Wayne Alofipo, getting to the Mudd Ducks' quarterback, Dixie Rebels v. Rocky Mountain Mudd Ducks, St. George, Utah, May 5, 2012 | Photo by Kyle Scow, St. George News

For more REBELS talk from sports commentators Leo Wright and Patrick Black, tune into Blake’s Take Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m. on KZNU Sports Radio – 93.1 FM 1450 AM – or online streaming live on KZNU Sports website www.kznusports.com

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