ACCS set to host Leake Academy

Published 12:02 am Friday, November 6, 2015

NATCHEZ — While many may believe Adams County Christian School dodged a bullet with No. 9 seed Leake Academy defeating No. 8 seed Greenville St. Joseph last week to advance to the second round of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools AAA playoffs, ACCS head coach David King disagrees.

“I can’t honestly say we did,” King said. “(Leake) plays hard. They have a good coach, they execute, and they do what they do very well.”

Something Leake has done well this year is win, racking up seven victories this season.

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“This time of year, everybody is good,” King said. “I’m just overall impressed by them, but I knew I would be. They’ve done a great job with the program and they always play a tough schedule. They won’t be intimidated by us coming in here.”

King said ACCS will have to keep an eye on Leake quarterback Joshua Jones.

“He is really in control of their offense,” King said. “They want to run the ball, but have a lot of play action stuff they do a good job with.”

After advancing to the state championship game last year, ACCS has set high goals this season, but first, King and his team know they have to handle business in this game.

“Obviously we have some big goals,” King said. “But there are some fantastic teams still playing. Eight very good teams, and I’m proud we are still playing. At the end of the day we would like to get back, but we know how hard it is to run the table in this league. I’m just hoping we stay focused.”

ACCS and Leake Academy are scheduled for a 7 p.m. kickoff at Bobby Marks Stadium.