ACCS loses critical game to Centreville

Published 1:21 am Saturday, September 6, 2014

centreville — Adams County Christian took the field against Centreville with hopes of taking down a giant.

The Rebels, however, fell just short in a high scoring affair, 56-44.

“We never quit, and there is something to build on there,” said ACCS head coach David King. “We made so many mistakes. We dug ourselves in a hole and never could get out of that, but we never quit.”

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Centreville (3-0) even took note.

“ACCS played hard,” said Centreville assistant coach Brian Stutzman. “They showed a lot of character and never quit.”

The Rebels (2-1) got a big night from Trey Fleming who rushed for 97 yards and a touchdown and also had eight catches for 100 yards and two scores.

Lester Wells also added 60 yards on the ground, 64 yards receiving and 12 tackles on defense.

Carlos Woods had a solid day under center, throwing for 212 yards and four touchdowns.

“I was very proud of our conditioning and how hard we played,” King said. “We had several crucial turnovers, and defensive blunders just cost us. It seemed like we earned most of our touchdowns, and we just sort of gave them three or four, but that is Centreville for you. They didn’t make mistakes, and we did.”

Casey Haygood and John Marcus McDowell led the Centreville rushing attack, but a lot of credit went to their offensive line.

“The offensive line was blocking great,” said Stutzman. “Haygood did a good job running and passing, and John Marcus McDowell and Chase Hughes both had some big runs.”

Many viewed the game as a test for ACCS and whether or not they would be able to hang with the toughest competition in the state. King believes they proved they can.

“I think we proved that we can physically stay in there with them,” King said. “We also learned that you can’t make that many mistakes and stay in a game with a good football team.”

As ACCS continues their season, King has high hopes for some things he sees.

“The thing I like moving forward is we’ve got some guys that are physically tough,” King said. “And if we get them mentally tough, we are going to be a very good ball club.”

Next up for ACCS is Central Private (1-2) at home.