ACCS lands five on South AAAA team

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 22, 1999

Five members of the Adams County Christian School football team were named to the highly competitive South AAAA team.

Senior offensive tackle Tim Baker, senior defensive end/tight end Hayden Wadsworth, senior wide receiver David Ellis, junior offensive guard Tim Baker and junior defensive back Lee Watts were named to the first squad.

Senior linebacker/center Casey McGehee, sophomore wide receiver Russ Marks, senior running back Ryan Porter, Watts at wide receiver, sophomore quarterback Ty Smith, senior defensive tackle Jake Ogden and senior defensive back Mickey Ellis were named to the second team.

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Watts, who was named MPSA All-State, caught caught 35 passes for 553 yards and a touchdown. He had 50 tackles and recovered a fumble recovery.

Hayden Wadsworth caught 31 passes for 394 yards and had 80 tackles and 12 sacks.

Wadsworth competed in the MPSA All-Star contest and was also named All-State.

David Ellis caught 24 passes for 354 yards.

McGehee totaled 121 tackles from his linebacker position.

Marks caught 36 passes for 738 yards and six touchdowns.

Porter started at quarterback, but was moved to running back in the fourth game of the year and Smith became the signal-caller.

Porter passed for 576 yards, while Smith had 1,845 passing yards, for a total of 2,421. Smith completed 122 of 238 passes.

Ogden collected 36 tackles

Mickey Ellis had 41 catches for 225 yards and also had 80 tackles on defense.

ACCS finished 3-7 this year.

&uot;We didn’t get the wins we deserved, but this year had to really get focused to play us whereas we were just an easy win in the past,&uot; said ACCS head coach Bo Swilley. &uot;There wasn’t a game where we didn’t feel we didn’t have a chance to be in the ballgame.&uot;

We had a new offense and defense and I thought the kids really handled it well. We had some inconsistencies. We moved the ball, we just didn’t put it in the end zone. We moved the ball better on Jackson Prep than anybody but Pillow, we just didn’t take advantage of our opportunities.&uot;

Swilley is having to replace 11 seniors.

&uot;They probably had as good of a work ethic as I’ve had here,&uot; Swilley said. &uot;We have another good group coming up. We’ve finally gotten to the point where we have good athletes in each class. Right now through the seventh grade, there are kids who are fairly athletic. We have a good group of juniors and we’re looking forward to getting back on the field.&uot;