Rehobeth hosted a spring-football jamboree that included the Wicksburg Panthers and Houston County Lions Friday night.
It's the first spring game for first-year Rebels head coach Marcus Taylor. Taylor joins the Rebels from Andalusia where he was the offensive coordinator.
Last season the Bulldogs went (10-1) in 4A play. Taylor was the mastermind behind a near 4,000-yard season offensively and 47 rushing TDs for the Bulldogs.
Taylor heads a Rebels team that competes in 5A and has had a rough time winning since moving up a class. In the last six years the Rebels have won just 13 games. His motto is "build excitement"
"Getting better's going to build excitement. We're trying to get some positives going on. We've got some things to build on and we're excited about that," said Taylor.
Taylor believes in holding his student-athletes to expectations and he elaborated on those expecations.
"Our expectations are to get better everyday whether it's a practice, whether it's a game, we want to get better continuously and that's what it's going to take to build a program."
Rehobeth dropped tonight's spring game to the Lions 8-0. Houston County QB Cooper Sellars scored the team's lone touchdown and Javaris White punched in the two-point conversion.
Houston County also beat Wicksburg by the same score in the game that followed. A 4-yard QB sneak by Sellars and two-point conversion was all it took by B.J. Stanley.
Rehobeth begins the season August 30th at home against Slocomb (3A).