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Rebels remain in 2-AAAAAA title hunt
Rebels fullback Brady Holder leads running back Ashaud Roberson through a hole during the 2018 season opener at Evans. - photo by Mark Lastinger/staff

SPRINGFIELD — With just two games left in the regular season, the Effingham County football team is looking to finish strong. It is still in the hunt for the Region 2-AAAAAA championship.

The Rebels are coming off a much-needed bye week. Several players are nursing injuries.

Effingham County stuck to its routine despite not have a game, leaving it with nothing but time to improve and be ready for Friday's region test in Brunswick against Glynn Academy.

“We always focus on trying to get better every day and trying to be the best team we can be each Friday,” Rebels coach Buddy Holder. “It gave us a chance to heal up, too. We didn’t change a lot. We focused on the fundamentals and (healed) up at the same time.

"When you play as many games as we’ve played, people get banged up a little bit. We have a couple guys that needed to heal up and it was a good week for that.”

The Rebels have one region win and are looking good for a spot in the postseason. 

“You have to beat one of (the 2-AAAAAA teams) and if you do that you have a chance to be in,” Holder said. “You don’t have to win every game but that’s what you try to do or else you wouldn’t keep score.”

The Rebels are looking forward to the challenge of taking down a recent region giant.

“Glynn’s been the preeminent region champion and we got a chance to go down there and knock them off and put ourselves in a good position, and that’s the only thing we can control,” Holder said.