Wells helps lead ACCS to fourth-consecutive district championship

Published 2:18 am Saturday, October 22, 2016

Adams County Christian School has utilized a bevy of talented playmakers to generate its offense all season long.

But senior Cade Wells stole the show in this one.

The do-it-all athlete ran, threw and hauled in a touchdown pass to help the Rebels beat Simpson Academy on senior night 48-27 and secure the school’s fourth-straight district championship.

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“It’s a good feeling,” ACCS coach David King said. “We’ve beaten four pretty good ball clubs to end the season. Unfortunately, when you’re a coach, you get to celebrate for five minutes, then find out who you’re playing and start it all over again in the playoffs.”

Wells tallied 68 yards receiving, 27 yards rushing and threw for 101 yards to lead ACCS and help engineer an explosive 34-point second-half performance.

“The thing that makes this team special is that we’re so deep,” King said. “You get to keying on someone and all of a sudden somebody breaks loose. He’s been the beneficiary of some other schools not letting (wide receiver) George (Scott) or (running backs)

DyKevis (Ford) or Julian (Wilson), and all of a sudden here comes Cade.”
The Rebel senior added a sack on defense for good measure.

“It was a great night,” Wells said. “I was just giving it all for the younger guys. I wish the best for the younger guys because they gave it all for my senior night.”

Five separate ACCS players scored touchdowns, with Wells leading the way with his three scores.

“I’m new to the program, but this is about the team and what we’ve accomplished, and this is just the beginning,” Wells said. “I know we’re a really high-caliber team, we have all the pieces to do something really special.”

ACCS (8-2, 4-0) led at the half 14-0 before its second-half explosion.

Junior running back DyKevis Ford hauled in a 50-yard touchdown pass from Wells and capped off his team’s scoring in the fourth with a 46-yard scamper through the middle of the Cougars’ defense.

Jacob McDaniel started the scoring for the Rebels on the third play of the game after he picked off a pass and raced the other way for am 18-yard score.

Scott then put the Rebels ahead 14-0 with a dynamic 85-yard punt return in which the Louisiana Tech commit weaved his way in and out before sprinting down the sideline for the long return.

Senior quarterback Davis Sharp threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Wells for the Rebels’ second score of the second half.

ACCS scored just 36 seconds into the third after Wells dashed around the right end and into the end zone for a 13-yard touchdown.

Wilson added a 23-yard scoring run late in the third quarter.

The Rebels have now one eight straight games after losing their first two games of the year.

Kyle Burney scored two rushing touchdowns for the Cougars (6-4, 2-2) and returned a kick 90 yards for a score.

With the win, ACCS secures one of the top seeds from the MAIS AAA division as postseason play begins next week.

“We have to start over now,” King said. “I’m very proud for minutes, but then we have to get ready for business.”