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ACCS devastated in playoff loss

NATCHEZ — Tears filled the eyes of Adams County Christian School players, fans and supporters as the Rebels were stunned by Glenbrook High School 30-21 at home in the second round of the MAIS playoffs.

The Rebels struggled generating consistency on offense as quarterback Tyler Stockstill completed just 10 of 26 passes with two interceptions. Torrey Smith accounted for all three of the Rebels’ touchdowns with one on a 2-yard rush and the other two on pass receptions.

But Smith’s efforts were no match for Arthur Jones of Glenbrook, who ran for 91 yards and caught 11 passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns. ACCS had no answer for the Apaches’ quarterback Regan Edwards, who threw for 345 yards and four touchdowns and also ran for a touchdown.

Glenbrook’s Regan Edwards tries to evade a tackle from Carlos Woods of Adams County Christian School in the first half of the playoff game for ACCS Friday night. ACCS lost to Glenbrook, 30-21. (Brittney Lohmiller \ The Natchez Democrat)
Glenbrook’s Regan Edwards tries to evade a tackle from Carlos Woods of Adams County Christian School in the first half of the playoff game for ACCS Friday night. ACCS lost to Glenbrook, 30-21. (Brittney Lohmiller \ The Natchez Democrat)

ACCS head coach David King said his team had plenty of opportunities to take the lead but they just couldn’t convert.

We had our chances early on,” he said. “We had three chances to score in the first quarter, and we didn’t get any points out of it, and we never could recover from that.”

The Apaches took an early 6-0 lead, and Smith scored his first touchdown on his 2-yard rush with 8:54 remaining in the second quarter. Dillon Galbreath completed the extra-point kick to give the Rebels what was their only lead of the game at 7-6.

But the Apaches responded with two more touchdowns before halftime to take an 18-7 lead at intermission. They added another score with 11:29 in the third.

Stockstill completed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Smith to bring the score within 10, 24-14, at the 9:30 mark in the third. Smith scored once more with 37 seconds left in the third on a 22-yard pass from Stockstill to Smith, making it 24-21 at the end of the third.

But the Rebels couldn’t get the momentum to carry over to the fourth quarter, as Glenbrook scored again with a 20-yard touchdown pass to Sanders to seal the game at 30-21 at the 8:56.

King said he was proud of his players, especially his seniors, for never giving up even when things weren’t going their way.

“They didn’t give up,” King said. “We haven’t been at this stage, and its harder than it looks to go out there. The pressure is on 17- and 18-year-old kids, and they never gave up. These seniors started something special, and I think we’re going to have a great program here for a long time due to their leadership.

“I hate the feeling that they’re having right now, but they’ll look back in a few years and think about what a great season we had and how they started something special here.”

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