ACCS set to travel to Central Hinds Academy to open season

Published 12:23 am Thursday, August 17, 2017

Adams County Christian School football coach David King said while his team gained confidence after winning both of its jamboree games last Friday, there is still a bit of uncertainty heading into the first week of the regular season.

ACCS is scheduled to travel to face Central Hinds Academy at 7 p.m. Friday with multiple players still competing for a shot at significant playing time.

“We had a lot of kids play well in the jamboree games, so there wasn’t a lot of separation. Everybody has a clean slate,” King said. “Everyone will play this week. I’m really trying to find out between the 11 guys on each side of the ball who is going to separate themselves. We find out who is organized and not.”

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Despite an array of options in many positions, King said he is pleased to see continued dedication.

ACCS defeated both North Pike and Oak Forest last Friday after its home jamboree was canceled last Thursday because of inclement weather.

“(After the cancellation) we knew we would have to play a (MHSAA Class) 4A public school (North Pike), but our kids were excited about that. They rose to the occasion, and it didn’t intimidate them one bit,” King said. “This is a very focused group, and I really believe they are going to keep going with that. They have been practicing hard. I think we are going to see some guys lay it out there.”

One way the Rebels plan to keep their concentration, King said, is with an away game to start the season.

“I’ve always liked the first game to be on the road. It’s always exciting to get a first road test up and out of the way,” he said. “I just like to get away from the distractions. We have a more controlled environment for the first game.”

Come game time, King said he is anxious to see how everything falls into place.

“We want to set the tone early,” he said. “It’s here, and they are very excited.”