ACCS rumbles past North Delta, 48-21

Published 1:33 am Saturday, October 29, 2016

The Adams County Christian School Rebels advanced to the second round of the MAIS Class AAA playoffs after blowing out the North Delta School Green Wave 48-21 Friday night.

“It was a good first round win,” ACCS coach David King said. “I was very proud of the way we came out focused against a good first round team.

“We ran the ball well. We showed some physicality, which is what you need to do in the playoffs.”

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The Rebels started scoring on the first drive of the game, with George Scott III running the ball in from 27 yards out. ACCS went up 7-0 after Cristofer Thompson’s extra point.

On ACCS’s next possession, Julian Wilson increased the lead to 14-0 on a 52-yard run at the 6:12 mark in the first.

The Rebels went up 21-0 with 14 seconds left in the first quarter on a 10-yard run from Scott.

During North Delta’s next possession, quarterback Will Kidder found some success driving on screen passes, ultimately hitting tight end Luke Daniels in the end zone from 15 yards out. Hudson Parnell’s kick made it 21-7 with 6:15 to go in the second.

“That quarterback, he is the best we have seen so far this season, no question,” King said. “He is a very good quarterback.”

Scott answered on the next drive with a touchdown run from 51 yards out to increase the ACCS lead to 28-7 with 5:14 left in the half.

Scott finished the game with 94 yards on 4 rushes and three touchdowns. The Louisiana Tech commit also caught a pass for 8 yards.

“George has just grown up leaps and bounds,” King said. “He has some great teammates that block for him, and he is a horse when he gets those shoulders squared up — he is hard to bring down.”

Rebels running back Cade Wells scored from 3 yards out on the next possession with 2:05 left in the half. ACCS would go into the half with a 35-7 lead.

Following a North Delta three-and-out to start the third quarter, the Rebels’ Wells scored on a 61-yard punt return with 10:17 in the third quarter. The score made it 42-7 Rebels, and brought the MAIS mercy rule — a running clock.

North Delta scored two more times — Jimmy Manues on a 2-yard run with 5:26 in the third quarter and Kidder on a 14-yard pass to Daniels with 7:14 in the fourth.

The Rebels closed out the game with a 15-yard rushing score from freshman D.J. Stampley. The clock expired before the Rebels could line up to kick and the game ended 48-21.

Next up for ACCS in the playoffs will be No 7 seed Starkville Academy, which defeated Hartfield Academy 20-13.

The Rebels will host the Volunteers at Bobby Marks Stadium next Friday.