Centreville’s run game too much for AC Rebels

Published 2:25 am Saturday, October 23, 2010

CENTREVILLE — Adams County Christian School was able to move the ball on Centreville Academy’s defense, but the Rebels didn’t take advantage of early scoring opportunities.

And Centreville’s running game was unstoppable. The Tigers had 495 total rushing yards and scored six of their seven touchdowns on the ground in a 47-14 win in a key MAIS District 5-AA game Friday night to clinch a berth in the Class AA South State Playoffs

Centreville had three 100-yard rushers in the game. Gage Chandler had 11 carries for 139 yards while Colton Terrell had 114 yards and one touchdown on just four carries and Hunter Travis added 104 yards and three touchdowns on eight carries.

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“Centreville beat us in the trenches. We didn’t stop them all night on defense,” ACCS head coach Paul Hayles said. “We just slowed them down. Effort was there, but execution was not.”

Travis scored on a pair of 10-yard touchdown runs to put the Tigers ahead 14-0 with 5:10 left in the first quarter. With Johnny Smith not able to play due to a health concern, quarterback Kent Yates made his return to the Rebels lineup and completed a 53-yard touchdown pass to Zack Day with 3:00 to go in the quarter, but the extra point was no good to make it 14-6.

Cliff Hurst scored on a 1-yard run to give Centreville a 21-6 lead with 27 seconds left in the opening quarter.

“When we had a chance early in the game to keep it close, we didn’t answer,” Hayles said.

Terrell scored on a 65-yard run nearly midway through the second quarter and Travis scored once again on a 10-yard run with under a minute to go until halftime for a 35-6 Tigers lead.

Centreville’s defense forced a fumble and J.T. Doughty returned it 28 yards for a touchdown just 30 seconds into the second half. Colby Shaw ran in from 1 yard out later on in the third quarter to give the Tigers a 47-6 lead.

ACCS got a 3-yard touchdown run from Rusty Blackwell, who added scored on the 2-point conversion run with 14 seconds left in the third quarter.

Centreville improved to 6-4 overall and 3-0 in district play. The Tigers play at Central Private next Friday at 7 p.m. with the district title on the line.

The Rebels fell to 7-3 overall and 2-2 in district play.