rosemark football

Jake Roane and the Rebels will be looking for the program's first playoff win in 13 years tonight at home.

Tipton-Rosemark Academy had two players rush for more than 100 yards and compiled nearly 400 yards of offense Friday night at Fayette Academy, but it wasn't enough.

Howard Gray returned the second half kickoff 86 yards for TRA to trim Fayette Academy's lead to 35-24, but the Vikings' offense kept rolling in the second half en route to a 57-37 DII-A-West win.

Despite the loss, the Rebels (6-2 overall, 3-2 DII-A-West) are still in pretty good shape concerning the postseason.

With a win Friday at Jackson Christian or in the season finale at home against Nashville Christian, the Rebels would host a playoff game for the first time since 2004. Even with two more losses, the Rebels will make the playoffs.

Carter Weakley led TRA's offense with 117 yards, including a 53-yard TD run in the first quarter that tied the game at 7-7. Jake Roane continued his strong play of late, rushing for 102 yards and two TD's on 14 carries.

Donald Crowe completed 3 of 7 passes for 77 yards. Jake Massey caught all three of Crowe's completions.

Spencer Hayden did most of the damage for Fayette Academy (4-4, 3-2), passing for 114 yards and two TDs and running for 132 and two more scores. He completed an 80-yard TD pass to Reid Holland with 33 seconds left in the second quarter to push the lead to 35-14.

A 28-yard field goal by Franklin Garner as time expired in the first half cut the lead to 35-17.

Jeff Ireland is The Leader's sports editor. To contact him, call 901-476-7116 or email jireland@covingtonleader.com.​

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