ACCS tops Oak Forest in spring exhibition

Published 11:58 pm Thursday, May 11, 2017

Six separate Adams County Christian School players scored touchdowns as the Rebels topped Oak Forest Academy Thursday in a spring exhibition, six touchdowns to four.

All six of ACCS’ scoring plays came from at least 18 yards out, including a 40-yard scoring run from Terrence Charles and a 40-yard touchdown toss from Jacob McDaniel to MJ Thornburg.

“I was very pleased with the kids and the way they played together,” ACCS coach David King said. “We played hard. We have so many underclassmen that don’t have the experience yet, but they got after it, and I couldn’t be more pleased.”

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Thursday’s showdown featured a pair of power programs from MAIS as each squad made their respective class’s championship games a year ago.

“(Oak Forest’s) guys got after it, too,” King said. “There were a lot of positives coming out for both teams.”

Rising senior Julian Wilson started the scoring for ACCS with a 25-yard touchdown run. His score was then followed by an 18-yard dash to the end zone by D.J. Stampley.

Following Charles’ score, Daniel Huff scored on a run of 20 yards, and Wilson then added his second scoring run, a 34 -yarder.

Thornburg’s long touchdown grab wrapped up the scoring for ACCS.

“We were able to establish the run more than I thought we would. That allowed us to get some big plays,” King said.

King said the focus for his squad now turns to offseason conditioning.

“Having to go through spring and culminating it against a quality opponent, I think we ended on a positive note,” he said. “We have to get stronger in the weight room. Overall as a team, I am very pleased. Everyone was pulling together, and that’s very encouraging to see.”