ACCS still looking for first victory

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 13, 2000

Adams County Christian School has its work cut out Friday as the Rebels travel to Yazoo City to face 3A power Manchester Academy.

&uot;They’re well coached, real disciplined,&uot; ACCS coach Bo Swilley said. &uot;They’re like a machine. They do what they do and they do it well.&uot;

What his Rebels need to do this week is easy, Swilley said.

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&uot;We need to play hard and play smart,&uot; he said. &uot;I don’t think we did either one last week.&uot;

It’s hard to argue with that, as the 0-4 Rebels allowed 293 rushing yards to the Centreville Tigers in a 42-22 loss. Manchester is 3-1 on the year.

&uot;I don’t think we need to re-invent the wheel on offense or defense,&uot; Swilley said. &uot;We just need to go hard and cut down on the mental mistakes.&uot;

Practice this week has gone well, Swilley said, despite the absence of several key players.

Sophomore Eric Anders has been hobbled with an ankle injury, and offensive lineman Brent Swilley and quarterback Ty Smith have been sidelined with fevers.

&uot;We’re hoping Ty can play, but I’ve got Russ Marks at quarterback right now, and he looks good,&uot; Swilley said. &uot;I’m comfortable with him there.&uot;

Manchester has an enviable quarterback situation, Swilley added.

&uot;Their quarterback is smart,&uot; he said. &uot;He gets up to the line and makes audibles. He’ll even call his own number if he sees the opportunity for a quarterback sneak. He’s a handful.&uot;

Manchester runs a double-wing offensive set, Swilley said.

&uot;They’ll use a lot of motion,&uot; he said. &uot;They don’t try to trick you. You know what they’re going to do, and they block it well.&uot;