AC seeking district win at Parklane

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 30, 1999

The No. 61 keeps coming up a lot at Adams County Christian School this week. That’s how many points Parklane scored in a 61-23 win over the Rebels last year.

The Rebels (2-2) have a chance at a happier ending this Friday when they visit Parklane in a 7 p.m. contest. But AC&160;head coach Bo Swilley knows that will not be an easy task.

&uot;They are big up front,&uot; Swilley said of the Pioneers. &uot;They do a good job of coming off the ball. Their quarterback (Christopher Robinson) and running back (Cliff Greene) run the ball well.&uot;

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ACCS lost to Jackson Academy 42-12 in its Academy 2-AAAA&160;opener last week. Parklane is 3-2 overall and 0-1 in division play.

The Pioneers upset Centreville 27-26 last week. A 12-yard fourth down pass from Robinson to Christopher Robinson with six seconds remaining for the victory.

&uot;We’re at the point where if we get another loss our chances will be very slim for making the playoffs,&uot; Swilley said.

Sophomore Ty Smith will start at quarterback. Senior Ryan Porter has been moved to wide receiver and running back.

&uot;I thought Ty did a good job last week,&uot; Swilley said. &uot;We dropped a lot of passes. But I think a week under his belt will make a big difference.&uot;

Swilley said the Rebels have to do a good job of blocking Parklane nose guard Johnny Ball.

&uot;He is the quickest we’ll see at that position this year,&uot; he said. &uot;We’ve put Russell Skates there to simulate what he does.&uot;

Parklane has outscored its opponents 142-95, while AC has been outscored 89-85.

&uot;We need to put the ball in the end zone,&uot; he said. &uot;We have moved the ball every game, but we haven’t put it in the end zone. And our defense has been out on the field too much.&uot;

Swilley said a win will do more than keep the Rebels in the playoff picture.

&uot;I think a win right here erases our two losses,&uot; he said. &uot;It gives us a boost and makes our goal of having a winning season more realistic.&uot;