The Hays Rebels lost their fifth straight game Saturday afternoon, falling in a 28-14 loss at Rosenberg Lamar to drop to 0-5 for the season.
The Hays loss is significant because the Rebels must now repeat their 1998 performance of winning all five of their district games in order to avoid their first losing season since they finished 3-7 in 1985.
One again, the Rebels produced little offensively, gaining only 260 yards. Lamar running back Marcel Threat defeated the Rebels almost completely by himself, rushing for 244 yards 26 carries and scoring four touchdowns on the ground.
After Hays opened the scoring with a one-yard run by Torrance Smith in the first quarter for a 7-0 lead, Lamar came back with four straight rushing touchdowns by Threat.
In order, Threat went on touchdown runs of six yards, nine yards, 42 yards and 31 yards.
The Rebels will take a week off before starting the District 17-4A season at home against Elgin on Oct. 9.
Lamar Consolidated improved to 2-3.
The Rebels, an offensive juggernaut in recent years, struggled on the ground with 119 rushing yards. Quarterback Sam Breyfogle completed 12 of 28 passes for 141 yards, two interceptions and a touchdown.Email | Print