ACCS ready to turn corner, Hayles says; Rebels looking for first win of season

Published 12:04 am Friday, September 7, 2007

NATCHEZ — ACCS head coach Paul Hayles hopes tonight is the night things turn around for his team.

The Rebels will face Centreville Academy at 7.

After two shut out loses the Rebels’ record stands at 0-2.

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“Our kids have to believe in their own abilities,” Hayles said. “They haven’t let the past two games get to them. They came out this week and worked hard. Their effort now has to translate into success.”

ACCS lost to Trinity last Friday 47-0.

“Our defense stayed on the field too long last week,” Hayles said. “We need consistent drives to be competitive.”

Hayles said they were going to try multiple sets against the Tigers, including passing the ball more.

“We have to turn a corner this week,” Hayles said. “It’s a building process and these kids work hard and want to get better.”

ACCS will hard time turning that corner tonight.

Centreville lost 19-14 last week to Parklane to give them a record of 1-1.

Nick Goudeau accounted for 246 of the 284 yards rushing for the Tigers.

“Goudeau is a Centreville proto-typical runner,” Hayles said. “He runs hard and is very strong. He also has a good O-line blocking for him.”

Tiger assistant coach Brian Stuztman said they were approaching the game like any other.

“We came out this week and practiced hard,” Stuztman said. “We have to get in shape.”

Stuztman made secret about the game plan for tonight. He said they were going to control the clock.

“We can pass it if we need to,” Stuztman said. “But we are a north/south running offense. We are going to give the ball to our running backs and let them pound it up the field.”

Stuztman said the game with ACCS wasn’t going to be an easy one.

“We know Paul from Woodville,” Stutzman said. “We feel like we know what he is going to do. He’ll have his team ready for us.”