ACCS looks to avoid winless year

Published 12:26 am Tuesday, October 30, 2007

NATCHEZ — It’s been a long, hard season for the Adams County Christian Rebels, but give them credit for one thing. They haven’t given up.

The Rebels (0-10) will try to avoid a winless season as they host Tensas Friday night.

“It’s been a difficult ride,” ACCS head coach Paul Hayles said. “We knew it had the potential to be a hard season at the beginning. We just make mistakes at the wrong time.”

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In order to avoid a winless season, the Rebels must beat the Chiefs of Tensas Academy.

Tensas comes into the game with a two-game losing streak and a 5-5 overall record.

The Chiefs had won three in a row before falling to Riverdale (41-24) and last week to Glenbrook (35-0).

Tensas is led by a running game featuring quarterback Bennett Schauf and tailback Hunter Hale.

Hayles said the key to a victory for his Rebels is to stop that backfield combination before they get going.

“They’ve got a very good backfield combination,” Hayles said. “Schauf and Hale do an outstanding job. They are smart players who execute what is called. Stopping them is a key for us.”

The ACCS offense will once again feature the rugged running of tailback Lee Guedon.

Guedon rushed for 76 yards on 16 carries last Friday against Brookhaven and scored the Rebels’ only touchdown in a 29-6 loss.

Even though the Rebels are winless, Hayles said the players haven’t thrown in the towel.

“These kids have worked hard and there’s no quit in them,” Hayles said. “It’s easy to work hard when you’re winning and everything is going well. But when things are going bad, it’s not so easy. It’s a testament to these kids’ fortitude.