Alexander Body Shop, Green Machine win AYA Super Bowl
NATCHEZ — The fifth and sixth grade division 2013 AYA Super Bowl at Adams County Christian School was a hard-fought game as Alexander Body Shop (ACCS) defeated Silas Simmons (Trinity Episcopal) 12-0 in the fifth- and sixth-grade championship game.
Joseph Guice of Alexander Body Shop was named the game’s Most Valuable Player after scoring both touchdowns for the winning team.
“The first touchdown was a handoff and he went around the left end,” Alexander Body Shop head coach Jasin Wesberry said. “On the second touchdown, he went around the left end, made a couple of good cuts and scored on a 50-yard run.”
Silas Simmons head coach Derek Pyron said he was pleased with his defense holding Alexander Body Shop to just the two touchdowns. The offense, however, bogged down too many times to give it a chance of winning the game.
“For the most part, every time we got something going, penalties killed us,” Pyron said. “Defensively, I thought our team played pretty well. I was proud of my boys. They played hard until the end.”
Wesberry said he was happy that the defense was able to keep Silas Simmons out of the end zone and surprised about the shutout.
“The defense played great. We’ve got 10 fifth-graders that we continued to swap out,” Wesberry said. “They saw where the ball was going. The kids really buckled down and saw what they were doing. Getting a shutout is hard, especially with a good team. They’re disciplined. They played good, heads-up football, working together as a team.”
Wesberry added that it was a real good game and that both teams gave it their all throughout the game.
“I’m proud of both teams. Both teams were real good,” Wesberry said.
Third and fourth grade AYA Super Bowl
NATCHEZ — Paxton Junkin deserved his MVP award Tuesday as he scored all four of the Green Machine’s touchdowns in their 26-16 win against the Roughnecks in the 2013 AYA third and fourth grade division Super Bowl.
Junkin got himself going early for the Green Machine of Cathedral High School as he scored an eight-yard touchdown in the first quarter. The two-point conversion was no good to give the Green Machine a 6-0 lead.
The second quarter saw more action from both teams as Junkin got the first say of the quarter with a 40-yard run on a quarterback keeper.
Mason Moore got the two-point conversion for the Green Machine this time to extend the lead to 14.
The Roughnecks got themselves on the board at the 1:02 mark of the second quarter when quarterback Will Mabry ran for a 44-yard touchdown. They got the two-point conversion on a crisp pass from Mabry to Reeves Reynolds.
The Green Machine came back with another score on a 55-yard run from Junkin to make the lead 20-8.
But the Roughnecks had the last say of the half on a hook and lateral trick play that gave Reynolds room to score a 55-yard touchdown. Dallas Jackson gets the two-point conversion to go into the half 20-16.
But that would be the last time the Roughnecks touched the end zone as the Green Machine had one more score in them on a 3-yard drive by Junkin in the third quarter.
Neither team scored in the fourth quarter to give the Green Machine the Super Bowl.
Green Machine head coach John Junkin said he was pleased with his team’s effort.
“I told them just to come out and give 100 percent whether win, lose or draw, and have a great season,” he said.
Coach Junkin said he had a great season with his players and he was happy to teach them the game.
“It was a lot of fun to teach them,” Junkin said. “They were easy to teach, just show them a few small fundamental things and they got it.”
When it came to Paxton Junkin, coach Junkin said he and the entire team deserved the title.
“He’s made plays for us all year long and they all gave great effort (Tuesday),” he said.