ACCS, Trinity compete in Copiah jamboree
GALLMAN — Both Adams County Christian School and Trinity Episcopal Day School got in some much-needed exhibition games Thursday afternoon.
The Copiah Academy jamboree pitted Canton Academy and Trinity Episcopal in the Saints’ first game, a matchup that ended in a 7-7 tie. Tanner Cage scored on a 59-yard run for the Saints, and Carter Smith added the extra point. However, head coach Josh Loy wasn’t too pleased with what he felt like was a lackluster performance.
“I thought the first game we came out extremely flat,” Loy said. “We came out with no emotions. We missed some assignments.”
Trinity had 89 yards of total offense to the 119 yards put up by Canton Academy.
The second game was a much better one for the Saints, as they shut out Amite School Center 20-0. Cage had touchdown runs of 14 and 12 yards, while Demarcus Fleming scored on a 28-yard run. Smith made two of three extra points.
Trinity’s defense was also much better, as the Saints held the Rebels to just 30 rushing yards and forced a fumble that was recovered by Conner Pressgrove.
“We were able to come out and play better against Amite School Center. We cleaned up some stuff,” Loy said. “We got some work done. We hope to improve on it and get ready next week for Jefferson County.”
ACCS jamboree games
ACCS also played two games at the jamboree, with the first one ending in a 0-0 tie against Madison-Ridgeland Academy.
“We’ve got a long way to go. I thought the kids showed a lot of intestinal fortitude when they could’ve given up scores,” ACCS head coach David King said.
“That’s what jamborees are for, to get better every week. Hopefully, we’ll build upon it. Overall as a team, everything that I saw that was poor is correctable. And that’s a good thing.”
In their second game, the Rebels rallied to defeat the Panthers from Canton Academy 12-7.
“We got down 7-0. We showed some guts and determination and scored two times,” King said. “We’ve got a long way to go with our offense.”