Maryville Lil’ Rebs 36, Heritage Indians 0

Forget T.O.

Wait until the world gets a load of T.D.

Maryville Lil’ Rebs running back T.D. Blackmon grew up in Georgia. His parents are huge University of Georgia football fans. Both say their son wearing No. 34 — ala former Bulldog Heisman Trophy winner Hershel Walker — is purely coincidental.

Yeah, right.

At any rate, Blackmon ran with speed, power and savvy well beyond his years — well beyond his years — and the Lil’ Rebs were well on their way to the National League Grasshopper Super Bowl championship by halftime, rolling to a 36-0 win by the final horn.

Blackmon roared through the Indians for four touchdowns to key the Maryville victory. The Lil’ Rebs leader had plenty of help, though, with Zach Warwick tacking on a pair of touchdowns. Garrett Wilson would add a seventh as the both teams were able to go with reserves to finish the contest. That’s when diminutive Maryville defensive backs Michael Steverson and Nehemiah Dickerson put on a show.

Dickerson and Steverson may be small in size — they’re only 7, neither much over 3-feet tall, if that. Both, however, would land head-turning licks in the closing minutes. Steverson raced from one sideline to the other to make a diving tackle to help the Rebs hold the shutout.

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