Atlanta Rabbits open district with dominating 42-7 win at Sabine

Atlanta Rabbits Elysian Fields

Atlanta opened their 2022 district season with a dominating 42-7 win at Sabine Friday.

The Rabbits (5-1, 1-0) were led on offense by sophomore running back Markeylin Batton. Batton had 6 carries for 158 yards and a touchdown. Rabbits sophomore running back Jamarion Austin toted the pigskin 10 times for 89 yards.

Atlanta QB Peyton Harrison continues to shine

Rabbits sophomore quarterback Peyton Harrison continued to excel with his field general skills. Harrison completed 8-of -16 for 197 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Defensively, Atlanta dominated the Cardinals. One of the Rabbits biggest defensive highlights was an interception returned for a touchdown by senior Marquavion Owens.

Atlanta district win Sabine

Atlanta’s first year head coach Tyler Morton said his Rabbits were prepared to play.

“They (Rabbits) executed the game plan in all 3 phases at a high level,” Tyler Morton, Rabbit’s head coach said. “They earned the win because of the way they practiced the last 2 weeks.

Coach Morton said he’s proud of his staff and players.

Atlanta will play Jefferson at home next Friday. Kickoff at Rabbit Stadium will be at 7 p.m. Jefferson is also 1-0 in district after their win Friday (42-13) over White Oak.

The Rabbits vs Jefferson football game will be broadcasted live on KPYN 900 AM and 103.9 FM in Atlanta, Texas.