King hopes Rebels stay resilient

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, August 28, 2012

NATCHEZ — Adams County Christian School head coach David King said high school football is about overcoming adversity, and the Rebel football team finally did just that last Friday.

“I think we overcame the mistakes we made better than we did in the first week,” King said about the team’s 24-6 victory over Hillcrest Christian.

This week the Rebels will face even more challenges with some coming even before their game at Riverdale Academy (0-2) kicks off.

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“This is our first long (road) trip,” King said about the approximately three-hour bus ride. “And we’re not sure what the weather might be as well, so there will be even more adversity for everybody.”

King said he is unsure of what the approaching storm will do to the team’s practice schedule this week, and he hopes the team will be able to get in as much practice as it can before Friday’s game.

“We’re just going to play it by ear like everybody else,” he said.

King said he does not know much about Riverdale this season, because the team is in its first year under a new head coach.

“They are about like we are,” King said. “They have some quality high school players, and they are learning a new philosophy.”

King said the Rebels had a good film session Sunday, and he was anxious to see the team’s mentality after its first victory of the season last week.

A win Friday would put the Rebels at 2-1 on the season and equal the team’s win total for the 2011 season, but King said he is not interested in what the Rebels’ record is at this point.

“We don’t really get caught up in that stuff,” King said. “We just want to get better each week and each practice.”

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at Riverdale Academy in Coushatta, La.