ACCS seeks another district championship Friday vs. Simpson

Published 12:27 am Thursday, October 20, 2016

For the second year in a row, Adams County Christian School will face Simpson Academy in its regular-season finale and just one win shy of securing a district championship.

The Rebels (7-2, 3-0) defeated the Cougars (6-3, 2-1) last season 32-27 to be crowned district champs, and ACCS coach David King and his squad are hopeful history repeats itself Friday night.

“This is about as big as it gets,” King said. “It’s going to be some great football.”

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Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. at ACCS.

The Rebels enters the showdown winners of seven straight and fresh off a momentum-building 44-23 win over MAIS AAA foe East Rankin, in which ACCS had several injuries entering the game.

“Last week was a bloodbath,” King said. “We were banged up. We overcame some injuries, lined up and played some good football.”
Simpson, meanwhile, received an unexpected bye after scheduled opponent Brookhaven Academy announced earlier in the week that it would forfeit its remaining two games because of a lack of available players.

“They’re a good team that flies to the football defensively,” King said. “They have a good running game and a good coaching staff.”

King said the key for his squad Friday night is to maintain the play it’s demonstrated over the last several weeks.

“We have to be the more physical team, and we’ve been the more physical team the last three weeks,” King said. “We have to make plays in the open field and cash in scoring opportunities when presented.”