Rebels dominant in playoff victory
Published 1:10 am Saturday, November 1, 2014
The game plan heading into Adams County Christian School’s playoff opener was to keep the play calling simple.
To the coaching staff’s delight, the Rebels were able to maintain that offensive strategy and let their athletes make plays in space en route to a 52-7 victory against Prentiss Christian.
“Really and truly, we didn’t open up the playbook tonight,” assistant coach Matthew Freeman said. “We tried to handle it without running our real stuff. We ran basic run and pass plays, and were able to do that comfortably.”
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The Rebels fumbled on their opening drive of the game, but after getting the ball back, ACCS scored on a 30-yard run from Trey Fleming. The Rebels never looked back. ACCS closed out the quarter on a 27-yard pass from Carlos Woods to Parker Rymer, and took a 19-0 lead in the second quarter after Lester Wells caught a 34-yard touchdown pass from Carlos Woods. Wells used his spin moves to break free on the play.
After a 5-yard Tyler Stockstill touchdown reception and 60-yard run from Torrey Smith, the Rebels went into the half up 33-0.
“After that fumble, it was kind of score at will, you know?” Freeman said. “It was our defense that played great tonight, though.”
After a 52-yard touchdown run by Smith, the Rebels defense took over, sparking two third quarter scores. First, it was George Scott who intercepted a pass and took it 52 yards for a score to make the score 46-0 in favor of ACCS. Then, on the last play of the third quarter, Jordan Wells intercepted a pass and took it 75 yards to make the score 52-0, after ACCS elected to take a knee on the extra point conversion.
Smith led the team in rushing with 146 yards, while Woods completed 8-of-12 for 146 yards and three touchdown passes and an interception. Lester Wells had three receptions for 64 yards.
Smith led the team in tackles with nine, while Pete Guedon had eight and Richard Conn added seven.
ACCS will host the No. 3 seed Silliman, who defeated Ben’s Ford 40-0, Friday night.
Freeman said he and the Rebels are looking forward to the challenge, anticipating their first test since falling to Centreville in September.
“That’s what makes our job exciting,” Freeman said. “You have to earn wins, every play call matters. It’s not really fun when everything’s a touchdown. This is what it’s all about it.”