ACCS unable to hold strong against Buccaneers

Published 1:29 am Saturday, September 17, 2011

FRANKLINTON, La. — Bowling Green School turned a close game into a blowout over the course of the final three quarters as the Buccaneers handed the Adams County Christian School Rebels yet another loss Friday night, 44-21.

Bowling Green led ACCS just 16-13 at the end of the first quarter. But by the time the Rebels scored again in the fourth quarter, they were staring at 44-13 deficit. Rebels head coach Hunter McKeivier said the team’s inability to slow down Bowling Green’s running game was a huge factor.

“Our youth is showing. They got up there and pounded the football and we didn’t tackle very well at times,” McKeivier said. “The beat us on the line of scrimmage and when they got to the second and third levels, we didn’t make the tackles. My hat’s off to them. They are a good football team.”

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The Buccaneers scored on a touchdown and two-point conversion to go ahead 21-13 at halftime. They went on score 20 consecutive points in the second half before ACCS (1-4) scored on a touchdown and two-point conversion.

“We are young and trying to improve every day and improve every game. We just have to clean it up and get better every week,” McKeivier said.

Lester Wells led the Rebel’s ground game with 124 yards on 11 carries with one touchdown. Christopher Perry had 39 yards and a touchdown on seven carries. Hunter Norris had four carries for nine yards with one touchdown.

“I was proud we didn’t give up. We fought hard. I like the effort, but we’ve got to clean up tackling and clean up blocking and continue drives,” McKeivier said. “We can’t shoot ourselves in the foot.”

Especially with top-ranked Trinity Episcopal next up for the Rebels in their District 5-AA opener.