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Rebels looking to ‘find a way to win and move on’ against Dunham

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  • 11/15/17 2:50pm

Given enough experience, Riverside Academy may finally have figure out all this open-date stuff. Riverside has faced three open dates this season. In the week following the first two, the Rebels lost 42-21 to De La Salle and 31-30 in overtime to Newman. Following a Week 10 bye week, the defending state champion Rebels opened the Division III playoffs at home with a 42-21 triumph over a scrappy Northlake Christian last Friday. Although the final margin... Keep Reading

Rebels will find out if they stayed sharp during Week 10 open date

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  • 11/8/17 3:24pm

While most teams were battling in Week 10 for possible district championships and playoff seedings, Riverside Academy was facing an open week – the Rebels’ third such off week of the season. “Hopefully, we have it figured out now,” Riverside coach Chris Lachney laughed. “It’s been an interesting year. Our kids have bounced off of every twist and turn throughout the year that has come up and we had a... Keep Reading

RA hosts Country Day in final regular-season game for Rebels

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  • 10/25/17 7:45pm

Country Day’s football program reminds Riverside coach Chris Lachney of the Rebels a few years ago. “Country Day is a talented football team. They kind of cut their teeth like we did a few years ago. They had a very good basketball team and very good basketball program for a long time. A lot of those kids play both sports so the success is now bleeding into football,” Lachney said. Lachney... Keep Reading

Rebels moving on after tough overtime loss to Newman Greenies

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  • 10/17/17 8:27pm

Riverside Academy’s dramatic 31-30 overtime loss to Newman last Friday might look a bit different to the beholder depending on where he happened to be in the stadium. “As a fan, there was a lot to appreciate. As a coach, you look back and see things you could have done better. Just like after a win, you have to move on,” Riverside coach Chris Lachney said. The Rebels move on to... Keep Reading

Rebels finally back in action against unbeaten Newman

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  • 10/11/17 4:38pm

Riverside Academy faced a gut-check when it took on the Newman Greenies a year ago. The Rebels fell behind 21-0 in the first quarter before ultimately taking a hard-fought 32-24 victory. “I think that was a turning point in our season,” said Chris Lachney, Riverside’s head coach, who was the team’s defensive coordinator a year ago. “Our series with Newman has always told a lot about us as... Keep Reading