Rebels' defense helps hold off Sarasota
The Rebels knocked off host Sarasota 21-14.
By BOB PUTNAM
Published May 25, 2007
Dixie Hollins coach Mike Morey had been waiting for a chance to beat a team from Manatee or Sarasota County.
He finally got it.
The Rebels knocked off host Sarasota 21-14. It was the third time this spring a Pinellas County team has gone across the Sunshine Skyway and come back with a win.
Last week, Largo defeated Sarasota Riverview and Dunedin beat Bradenton Southeast.
"It's been a long time coming, " Morey said.
Dixie Hollins set the tone early, marching 70 yards on a nine-play drive that was capped by Josh Brown's 15-yard pass to Jaron Cole for a touchdown.
In the second half, the Rebels scored on runs of 6 yards by James Worthen and 5 yards by Jermeil Douse.
Dixie Hollins' Chris Sanborn and Ja-Far Fortt helped prevent the Sailors from recording a first down in the first half.
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