Jon Calvery tries to block a Franklin-Simpson player from passing the ball on Friday night. The Rebels won the championship for the first time in 15 years.

Jon Calvery tries to block a Franklin-Simpson player from passing the ball on Friday night. The Rebels won the championship for the first time in 15 years.

The last time that the Todd County Rebels basketball team won a district championship was 2003. They waited 15 years for Friday night at Logan County High School. After the final buzzer, the scoreboard read 63-51 in favor of the Rebels. The fans rushed the court to congratulate the players in their big win.

Todd County hit the court fired up from the opening tip. It was 15-10 after the first eight minutes of play. Austin Rager had a big first quarter for the Rebels with seven points. Franklin-Simpson did a good job at containing Todd County's star player, Nolan Barrow, during the first frame. He only hit one shot during the quarter. He would not be contained for long.

During the second quarter, Barrow was fouled four times. He hit all eight free-throws plus another shot for two. The Rebels led 27-16 at the break.

Both teams came out of the locker room and put 15 points on the board. Franklin-Simpson scattered out the points by using six different players to collect the baskets in the third quarter.

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Barrow scored seven more for Todd County. After three, it was 42-31 in favor of the Rebels.

In the fourth quarter of this wild championship game, there were 17 fouls called between both teams. Barrow was at the

line four more times for Todd County. He was 17 for 18 in free-throw shooting on the night. The tournament MVP finished with 26 points in the game. Todd County scored a total of 21 points in the final quarter to make it 63-51 at the end of the game.

For the Rebels, Jon Calvery was just behind Barrow with 14 points after getting into foul trouble. Austin Rager had ten.

Franklin-Simpson got 14 points from Alex Gilbert. Dayveon Harris scored nine in the loss.

Todd County (18-12) will play Monroe County (19-10) on Wednesday at WKU during the 4th Region tournament.

Jon Calvery tries to block a Franklin-Simpson player from passing the ball on Friday night. The Rebels won the championship for the first time in 15 years.

Tashaun Foster (3) slides in for a layup as two Franklin Players attack during the championship game at Logan County High School. Todd County won 63-51.

Photos by Kelly Phillips | NDL

Todd County's Nolan Barrow shoots during the 13th District Championship game on Friday. Barrow scored 26 points and was named tournament MVP for the champion Rebels.

The Todd County Rebels won the 13th District boys championship on Friday.