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Wells leads Adams Christian soccer team past Central Private

Adams County Christian School’s Lester Wells dribbles the soccer ball past Central Private School defenders. ACCS won the game 6-1, and Wells scored two goals. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

Adams County Christian School’s Lester Wells dribbles the soccer ball past Central Private School defenders. ACCS won the game 6-1, and Wells scored two goals. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

The scene was a familiar one at the Adams County Christian School soccer field Thursday.

Lester Wells calmly corrals the ball at his feet and seconds later the ball is sitting in the back of the opposing teams’ net.

Wells scored two goals, Trey Fleming added two of his own, and ACCS cruised past Central Private 6-1, to improve to 5-2 on the year.

“It was a successful day,” ACCS head coach Jimmy Allgood said. “I could see that the rust was being knocked off as we played. We took some time during the break, but now it is time to buckle down and get serious. I’m ready for the second half of the season, and I think these guys are too.”

ACCS took control of the game early on, putting pressure on Central Private in their half, along with defending well on their own end of the field.

Both of Wells’ goals came in the first half, and took the air out the Central Private team.

“Lester Wells has more God-given talent than any other kid I’ve ever coached in any sport,” Allgood said. “He brings so much to the table. Lester is that kid that every coach loves to have, because throughout the game, he could care less about how many goals he scores. He dishes and feeds the ball to his teammates.”

Scoring goals is nothing new for Wells, who led the Rebels with 47 goals last season. He is back at it again this year, and has already added a highlight reel goal to his resume just seven games into the season.

Wells was able to convert on a bicycle kick in a game earlier this year, which Allgood said was one of the best goals he had ever seen.

“It is mind-boggling what he did,” Allgood said. “It was nothing short of amazing, one of the best I’ve seen.”

But for Wells, it was just him making another play.

“Carlos (Woods) intercepted the ball, kicked it to me, and I just wanted to score,” Wells said. “I didn’t have time to turn around, so I just popped it up two times and went for it.”

With Wells leading the way, and a solid supporting cast, Allgood said he thinks this team has what it takes to make a run at a state championship.

“This team has the chemistry to possibly be the best team that AC has ever had,” Allgood said. “This team could, and in my opinion, should, make it back to state. There are some teams in our district that would like to get to the state championship and not see us there.”