ACCS keeps fighting for a win

Published 12:07 am Thursday, September 20, 2007

NATCHEZ — The ACCS Rebels travel to Clinton, La. Friday night to take on the Silliman Wildcatts.

“They are a good running team,” ACCS head coach Paul Hayles said. “They have some good skill players.”

The Rebels are still looking for that elusive first win but Hayles said his team is working hard.

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“We have to keep fighting,” Hayles said. “The kids and fans know we are trying to build a program and it’s going to take time.”

ACCS took another hit to their offense losing their second running back of the season when Dillon Johnson took a helmet to the knee in last week’s lost to River Oaks.

“We got lucky,” Hayles said. “We first thought there was ligament damage but after he was checked out it was ruled a sprain. He should be back in a couple of weeks.”

Hayles said that junior running back Ryan Comer would get the nod this week against Silliman.

“Ryan ran very well for us last week when Dillon went out,” Hayles said.

Hayles said the one aspect of his that needed to improve was the defense.

“We are missing too many tackles,” Hayles said. “We can’t allow teams to continue getting into the defensive backfield and not stopping them.”

Kick off is set for Friday at 7 p.m.