ACCS falls to Riverfield in hard-fought district game on the road Friday night

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 2, 2006

RAYVILLE, La. &8212; The District 4-AA championship was all but on the line Friday night as the Adams County Christian School Rebels took on the Riverfield Raiders.

Unfortunately, missed opportunities by ACCS and the play of Riverfield quarterback James Doughty proved to be too much as the Raiders defeated the Rebels 14-6.

&8220;We had so many opportunities (to score) and we blew it,&8221; Rebels head coach Bobby Marks said. &8220;I guess we were too high. It was a hard-fought game.&8221;

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ACCS (2-4, 1-1) got on the board first as Austin Williams scored on a 35-yard touchdown run with 10:17 to go in the first quarter. John Carl Johnson, however, missed the extra point and the lead stayed at 6-0.

Doughty led Riverfield (5-1, 2-0) down the field and scored on a four-yard run and Tyler Ogden&8217;s extra point gave the Raiders a 7-6 lead with 5:06 remaining in the first quarter.

&8220;He&8217;s probably the best all-around quarterback I&8217;ve ever seen,&8221; Marks said of Doughty. &8220;He&8217;s a huge quarterback that can throw the ball and he&8217;s hard to bring down.&8221;

After that, the game was a defensive battle as neither team was able to get into the end zone until the Raiders scored on a 17-yard pass from Doughty to Jon Taylor Davis with 10:16 left in the fourth quarter.

&8220;Defensively, we gave up two long pass plays, one for a touchdown and another that set up a touchdown,&8221; Marks said. &8220;Other than that, the defense played good. Offensively, we scored first. After that we would get down to the 30 and blow an inner tube.&8221;

Riverfield&8217;s defense kept ACCS quarterback Brian Sanderson from getting any rhythm going. Sanderson completed just three of seven passes for only 43 yards and was intercepted three times.

Patrick Jones