Rebels see Centreville game as test

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 3, 1999

Bo Swilley can’t wait for the ACCS&160;home opener against Centreville. One might ask why since Centreville is just one year removed from a state title.

Swilley sees the Centreville game a true test of his ACCS squad.

&uot;This is a typical Centreville football team,&uot; Swilley said. &uot;They are big and physical and have a blue chipper playing for them.&uot;

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The blue chip player in question is Rob Robertson.

He has already signed a letter of intention with Ole Miss.

&uot;He is a good quarterback and tailback,&uot; Swilley said. &uot;We will have to be ready for him.&uot;

Although it is only one game into the season, the Rebel offense and defense are playing well.

The offense scored 39 points against a tough WCCA defense. The Rebel defense only allowed one touchdown.

The major drawback of the Rebels at WCCA was a night full of yellow flags. The Rebels were called for more than 100-yards worth of penalties.

&uot;We looked good,&uot; Swilley said. &uot;I’m anxious to see if we can eliminate the mental mistakes and penalties we had.&uot;

Looking at Centreville, Swilley expects a tough game.

&uot;We are talking about a team that is one year removed from a state championship,&uot; Swilley said. &uot;I like to see our kids against that type of competition.&uot;

The problems Centreville will give ACCS are two-fold. They run and throw the ball well making it necessary for a good overall defensive effort by ACCS. The defense is based on a 4-4 scheme but will move around to different sets. They will attack the ACCS offense.

&uot;I’m looking forward to playing Centreville,&uot; Swilley said. &uot;It will be a good indicator for where I am as a coach and where we are as a team.&uot;