King challenges offensive linemen before Friday’s game

Published 12:02 am Thursday, October 16, 2014

NATCHEZ — Nothing would make David King happier than to see Adams County Christian School’s offensive line roll up their sleeves and handle Central Hinds Academy Friday.

King challenged his unit this week to be physical because he wants to establish the run, preparing his team for a playoff run.

“The offensive line is usually the last thing to come with most teams,” King said. “That’s because they have so many things they have to go through, but we’re getting better. Our offensive line and special teams have come on lately, and we look to build off of that.”

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King said he never has to worry about his skill players, as they have been phenomenal all season long. But with the playoffs coming in just two weeks, King wants to establish the run between the tackles.

“Look we’re only eight quarters away from the playoffs,” King said. “We know that, and I always like to see my teams peak around this time of the year. We’re getting better, but we still haven’t played our best ball yet.”

The 7-1 Rebels will travel to take on a 3-5 Central Hinds team that is coming off of a 63-41 victory against Wayne Academy.

ACCS played Central Hinds twice last year, beating the Cougars 49-28 in the regular season and defeating them 28-7 in the first round of the playoffs. King said the Cougars played his Rebels tough in both games.

“They have a proud football team up there,” King said. “They look physical on film, and they played us strong both times we played them last year.”